Elizabeth Plank, It’s Not the ‘Confidence Gap’ – Here’s What’s Really Holding Women Back (via seriouslyamerica)
I’m reading The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—-What Women Should Know, written by the same authors of “The Confidence Gap” article, and it is most definitely written for a white, female audience. While, yes, this is helpful for me as a white woman, I am feeling troubled about its lack of cultural awareness and deconstruction of gender socialization thus far (I’m not too far into it, so maybe this will change). I think they’re attempting to take the route of encouraging women to be less perfectionistic and to be more authentic, but it does little to delve into the societal norms encouraging that perfection seeking attitude. I do enjoy the book, but am doing so with a very critical eye.