Good Read | Women Don’t Fear Power. Power Fears Women.

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by Haxorjoe (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

"Women Don’t Fear Power. Power Fears Women.":

Reading yesterday about the abrupt firing of Jill Abramson, the first woman at the New York Times, along with the resignation of Le Monde’s Natalie Nougayrède, was like watching a ripple of misogyny move through the air in slow motion. Similar, in fact, to watching the slow, then fast, build to Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s removal from office. There’s no way to examine these situations and ask, “Do women fear power and success?” Instead, the question is, “Why are powerful and successful women so feared?”

Read Soraya Chemaly's full article at Ms. Magazine here…