Women today are constantly being told to assert themselves. Stop apologizing, demand your raise, act like a man. A rhetoric has been born that women lack the confidence in the workplace that men inherently have and—if she could just be more like him—then she, too, can succeed. Studies show, however, that women do not lack confidence or assertiveness. Instead, it’s men who are overconfident and under-apologetic. In order to achieve full gender equality, female standards of behavior -- like humility, cooperation, and active listening -- should be normalized and aspired to.
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