Ways Ambitious Women Are Judged Harshly

October 17, 2019  |  
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Can’t women just be ambitious? Can’t we just plow ahead in our career goals without being judged for how we do it? I understand that everyone, to some extent, is judged for how they go after things. But can we admit that ambitious women are put under a very specific scrutiny that men simply aren’t? The world seems to be okay with the fact that men will have their business persona, and their personal life one, and that they will be different. The world doesn’t seem to hold a man, in his personal life, completely accountable for the way he composes himself in his business life. Women, however, must always somehow be ambitious but selfless, assertive but sweet, a go-getter who is also saintly, and confident without ever seeming the tiniest bit forceful. Sure. You got it, world. Here are ways ambitious women are judged unfairly compared to men.


We are to give all opportunities to women

If an ambitious woman has opportunities to give out and she doesn’t give all or at least most of those opportunities to women, she is chastised by the feminist community. Men with opportunities to give out are praised if they hire one or two women: women in the same position are condemned if they do not hire all women.

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