The Illusion of Women

Note: It has been found that while women in leadership are now being perceived as effective as their male counterparts, women are often found to be judged more harshly for being assertive. This is hand in hand with the gender stereotype that women are either weak or controlling, and never in between. 

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She is not frail.

.She is a woman who speaks when she has something to say.

She is not weak.

She is a woman who stands after being knocked down by life’s hammer of happenstance.

She is not broken.

She is a woman who champions justice and fairness for everyone and wearies when it fails.

She is not complacent.

She is a woman who strives for equality but doesn’t always know how to achieve it.

She is not domineering.

She is a woman who knows how to lead and help others achieve great things.

She is not frail, but resilient.

© 2016 H.R. Stephens

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