The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Do as I Do, Not as I Say -

Here Ms. Sandberg's book dissolves into a soup of contradictions that foster a single gender stereotype: Women can't think straight. On the one hand, she argues that nearly the only biological difference between men and women is that men can't breast-feed. On the other, she insists that having "more women in leadership positions" would "create a better world." So should we presume, then, that men and women are essentially different? (One of the ironies of "Lean In" is that Ms. Sandberg boasts of her association with Mr. Summers—a mentor, one might say—who lost his job as president of Harvard for suggesting that men and women might have different mathematical and spatial-visualization capacities.)


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