If you’ve been conscious and tuned in to the media at all over the last 6 weeks or so, you have probably heard that Sheryl Sandberg, COO at Facebook, wrote a book that people are talking about (just a bit). You may also have heard that there is a fair amount of disagreement in feminist circles about Sandberg’s book and whether it’s helpful or harmful to women.
We at #femlead decided these were questions worth pursuing — so the next two #femlead chats (4/30 and 5/14) were be dedicated to a discussion of Lean In as well as the discussion around it. The chats will be facilitated by me and the fabulous Liana Silva. We hope you can join us and below are some links in case you want to do some pre-reading.
Joan C. Williams and Rachel W. Dempsey, “The Rise of Executive Feminism” in HBR
Anne Marie Slaughter’s review in the NYT
“Lean In and One Percent Feminism” in Truthout
“Feminism’s Tipping Point: Who Wins from Leaning In?” in Dissent
Jill Filipovic, “Sheryl Sandberg is More of a Feminist Crusader..” in The Guardian
Catherine Rottenberg “Hijacking Feminism” on AlJazeera
Jessica Bennett, “I Leaned In: Why Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Circles’ Actually Help,” in New York Magazine
“On Lean-ing In” at Racialicious
“The Feminist Mystique” in The Economist
Joan Walsh, “Trashing Sheryl Sandberg” at Slate
“Questioning Sheryl Sandberg: We’re Not “Trashing,” We’re Exploring” at The Broad Side
Tressie McMillan Cottom “Lean In Litmus Test: Is This For Women Who Can Cry At Work?”
Elsa Walsh, “Why Women Should Embrace a ‘Good Enough’ Life” in the Washington Post