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Anger management for women (Sob story about losing Hillary - hold your lunch...)
Guardian ^ | 7/11/08 | Clare Longrigg

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.

**SNIP**

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; anger; angrydems; hillary; management; puma; women; womensvote
Had she been a man...

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?

1 posted on 07/12/2008 2:15:01 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Indeed.


2 posted on 07/12/2008 2:16:27 PM PDT by Hulka
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To: writer33; AT7Saluki; Liz; MurryMom
When women start a new job, they tend to feel they are "faking it"...

Women don't 'fake it' - do they?

3 posted on 07/12/2008 2:18:45 PM PDT by Libloather (July is Liberal Awareness Month.)
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To: Libloather
A Yale psychologist who worked in Clinton's office

Hey honey... don't quit your day job...

4 posted on 07/12/2008 2:19:15 PM PDT by John123 (Obambi said that he has been in 57 states. I will now light myself on fire...)
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To: Libloather
Had she been a man, these outbursts of anger would have been interpreted as assertiveness, intolerance of fools, a sign of status.

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.

5 posted on 07/12/2008 2:19:15 PM PDT by HHFi
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To: Libloather

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.


6 posted on 07/12/2008 2:20:31 PM PDT by Tigercap (McCain. For Supreme Court judge nominations and WOT progress if nothing else.)
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To: Libloather

You forgot that she also has a young woman, half her age following her around like a puppy.


7 posted on 07/12/2008 2:21:01 PM PDT by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: Libloather
We regard irritability in men as a sign of status. But in women, we see it as a sign of incompetence

LOLed right there. I've had male bosses who got irritable; I thought they acted ... girlish.

8 posted on 07/12/2008 2:22:07 PM PDT by TimSkalaBim
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To: Libloather
Women don't 'fake it' - do they?

All the time. :-)

9 posted on 07/12/2008 2:24:19 PM PDT by writer33 (I'm Still Whining That Rush Limbaugh Isn't Doing Enough To Elect A Conservative)
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To: Libloather
We regard irritability in men as a sign of status. But in women, we see it as a sign of incompetence

Who is "we"? It's a sign of incompetence in both sexes.

10 posted on 07/12/2008 2:26:10 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word." -- Robert Heinlein)
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11 posted on 07/12/2008 2:29:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Libloather

12 posted on 07/12/2008 2:31:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: HHFi

You beat me to it- the media most blatantly paints McCain as an insane loon.


13 posted on 07/12/2008 2:32:47 PM PDT by The Worthless Miracle (Where's Michele??)
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To: Libloather
“We regard irritability in men as a sign of status. But in women, we see it as a sign of incompetence”

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.

14 posted on 07/12/2008 2:35:22 PM PDT by ChicagahAl (So your bumper sticker says: "Don't blame me, I didn't vote!"? Duh!)
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To: Libloather
Women lacking a sense of entitlement has never been an issue from what I have seen. Don't get me wrong, I adore women, but of all the problems/issues they face I don't for a second give that one any credence.
15 posted on 07/12/2008 2:38:26 PM PDT by allmendream (shamelessly stealing clever FReeper lines without attribution!)
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To: Libloather

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.


16 posted on 07/12/2008 2:39:14 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Libloather

Hillary is a woman? I had never heard that! Why didn’t she ever mention it during her campaign?


17 posted on 07/12/2008 2:40:26 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (DNC = Do Nothing Congress)
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To: BenLurkin; Libloather

Proof positive that she faked the whole thing. Thanks for the graphic, BL.


18 posted on 07/12/2008 2:57:48 PM PDT by writer33 (I'm Still Whining That Rush Limbaugh Isn't Doing Enough To Elect A Conservative)
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To: Libloather

It’s because men shout, women b1tch. ‘nuff said.


19 posted on 07/12/2008 3:15:46 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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20 posted on 07/12/2008 3:20:45 PM PDT by Liz (Taxpayer: one who works for the govt but doesn't have to take a civil service test. R. Reagan.)
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"Hillary, getting your a** kicked by a Black man doesn't look too good for The Clinton Legacy."

"Drop dead, Bill."

21 posted on 07/12/2008 3:22:43 PM PDT by Liz (Taxpayer: one who works for the govt but doesn't have to take a civil service test. R. Reagan.)
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To: Libloather
Had she been a man, these outbursts of anger would have been interpreted as assertiveness, intolerance of fools, a sign of status.

No, not really. A sign that someone's promoted above their competence, perhaps. Or is just a horses behind.

22 posted on 07/12/2008 4:03:38 PM PDT by Lee N. Field (You wouldn't want a postmodern to fix your car. Why would you trust him with your theology?)
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To: Libloather

Just goes to show you, in the Liberal mind, Liberals don’t lose elections. Elections are stolen from them by less worthy opponents. Liberalism is a form of Narcissism.


23 posted on 07/12/2008 5:25:03 PM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: Libloather

Hopefully they’ll take their anger out on Obama. Whenever possible I try to complain about the sexist treatment of Hillary to Democrats I work with. It was so sexist even a male like myself could see it. It’s my own private operation chaos.


24 posted on 07/12/2008 5:54:39 PM PDT by Hamilcar_Barca (If Obama is elected the U.S. Soldiers in Iraq will have died in vain.)
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To: Hamilcar_Barca
These findings, unfortunately, merely echo what women tend to feel about themselves.

In other words, the finding's are accurate....

25 posted on 07/13/2008 6:47:37 AM PDT by The Toad
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