November 11, 2016

Sure…It wasn’t all sexism. But some of it definitely was sexism.

The thing about sexism — and racism and — is that we’re socialized. We don’t even recognize the socialization. Just read The Hidden Brain: How Our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars, and Save Our Lives. By Shankar Vedantam. Essential reading.

Now read this: “Girls Can Be Anything, Just Not President.” And this isn’t the only article on this topic. Researchers have been writing about this situation for years and years and years.

A little girl cried. A little boy cried. “Why doesn’t anybody like a girl president?”

When will we move beyond this?




Filed under: Social Commentary

About Simone Joyaux

A consultant specializing in fund development, strategic planning, and board development, Simone P. Joyaux works with all types and sizes of nonprofits, speaks at conferences worldwide, and teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, MN. Her books, Keep Your Donors and Strategic Fund Development, are standards in the field.

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