Skip to comments.Anger management for women (Sob story about losing Hillary - hold your lunch...)
Posted on 07/12/2008 2:00:45 PM PDT by Libloather
Anger management for women
We regard irritability in men as a sign of status. But in women, we see it as a sign of incompetence
Clare Longrigg guardian.co.uk, Friday July 11, 2008
Hillary Clinton's occasional irritable outbursts on the campaign trail were accompanied by a sound of tut-tutting from observers: she can't hack it; she's not in control.
Had she been a man, these outbursts of anger would have been interpreted as assertiveness, intolerance of fools, a sign of status.
A Yale psychologist who worked in Clinton's office has produced a report demonstrating that while people accept anger in men, in women an outburst of temper betrays incompetence. In a simulated job interview, researchers discovered that angry men were perceived to deserve more status and a higher salary; when female candidates got angry, it was assumed they were not up to the job.
These findings, unfortunately, merely echo what women tend to feel about themselves.
Women contemplating a role in public life tend to be assailed with feelings of unworthiness; they lack the sense of entitlement that many men unquestioningly own.
More women than men are prey to what psychologists call impostor syndrome: they are convinced that the minute they experience some kind of success, they will be exposed as fakes.
When women start a new job, they tend to feel they are "faking it", a feeling that doesn't always lift once they have mastered their new role. Some women spend years just waiting to be found out. And the extra exposure that public or political life entails makes this anxiety even more acute.
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She has more (pant)suits for a week's worth of campaigning than I'll ever own. She barks orders. She SLAMS boilermakers. She has others prepare her food, clean her house and run her errands. And she's a dedicated Yankee fan.
Who says she isn't a man?
Women don't 'fake it' - do they?
Hey honey... don't quit your day job...
That would explain why the Democrats and the media (pardon the redundancy) try to paint McCane's occasional flashes of temper as proof that he's an unstable, hotheaded, mentally-off former POW who can't be trusted to stand up to the strains of the presidency. Oh, no, wait: it wouldn't.
The author is too stupid to realize that her article and attitude do more to set women back than anything. Ridiculous in so many ways.
You forgot that she also has a young woman, half her age following her around like a puppy.
LOLed right there. I've had male bosses who got irritable; I thought they acted ... girlish.
All the time. :-)
Who is "we"? It's a sign of incompetence in both sexes.
You beat me to it- the media most blatantly paints McCain as an insane loon.
This is nonsense. Irritability in men is childish and femalean (yes, that's a word. I invented it myself)
There is something quite pathological about certain females who aspire to have the worst traits of the worst men. Women want to be powerful by being like Stalin, Pol Pot, or Attila the Hun. They never seem to grasp that there are better ways to lead, and better role models to follow.
Slamming things around, banging things and yelling at others — this is not well-thought of in men. It is just out-of-control behavior with no thot of others. AKA “Throwing your weight around.” tsk tsk tsk.
Hillary is a woman? I had never heard that! Why didn’t she ever mention it during her campaign?
Proof positive that she faked the whole thing. Thanks for the graphic, BL.
It’s because men shout, women b1tch. ‘nuff said.
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