The Atlantic recently ran a tl:dr (too long : didn’t read it) article in regards to women and how their lack of confidence causes inequality. “The Confidence Gap”, which was written by two women, ABC News reporter Claire Shipman and BBC World News America’s Katty Kay, ironically comes out right after the Equal Pay Act was defeated.
From The Atlantic:
“Even as our understanding of confidence expanded… we found that our original suspicion was dead-on: there is a particular crisis for women — a vast confidence gap that separates the sexes,”they wrote. “Compared with men, women don’t consider themselves as ready for promotions, they predict they’ll do worse on tests, and they generally underestimate their abilities. This disparity stems from factors ranging from upbringing to biology.”
Here’s the thing, no matter how confident a woman is, they’ll still have to deal with inequality, not only in the workplace, but in other walks of life as well. Not only does some of the world’s top female executives lead companies, they’re still far behind their male counterparts when it comes to their salaries. I’m quite sure these are some of the most confident women in the world.
Then you have those women who exude confidence in the workplace, who are then labeled a bitch, bossy or even the “c” word-cunt. So nowadays women can’t win. Whether you’re confident as a motherfu*ker, or lack confident, there will always be inequality.
Hell, we can’t even get Republican congresswomen to vote in favor of the Equal Pay Act, so it seems as those inequality is here to stay.
Instead of banning bossy, leaning in, or doing whatever new saying someone comes up with, just pay us equally. And don’t worry about a woman’s lack of confidence or over abundance of it.