Why? Well, much like its inspiration, Lean In For Graduates by Sheryl Sandberg, it does not contain any new writing by the authors. To be fair, though, it does have a pretty excellent introductory letter specifically targeted to recent (female) college graduates.
Here’s a brief – but useful – excerpt:
It’s undeniably true that our experiences in life are directly related to our inability to be men. As women, we are forced to accept our gender as part of our official title. Men are simply called surgeons or senators or circus clowns without the explicit description that they are male, as if we couldn’t tell they are men just by the fact that they are so successful! But women are always being marginalized and being called a female teacher or female wife or female Pilates instructor. I know those titles feel redundant, but no one listened to me when I suggested that we just called ourselves, “not men.”
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If reading sounds like too much work, you’re probably a woman. But don’t worry: we’ve got you covered.
After watching Sheryl Sandberg’s “Ban Bossy” video, we decided to put together a very special (and very short) video that we hope encourages you – and everyone you know – to just call us what we really are: bitches.
Watch Ban Bitchy, and then watch it again. And again. Another time. Once more. And again, and again until you die.