#GAReads | The Infantilizing Ways We Talk About Women's Ambition

by Shinya Suzuki [CC BY-ND 2.0], via Flickr

by Shinya Suzuki [CC BY-ND 2.0], via Flickr

"The Infantilizing Ways We Talk About Women's Ambition":

A new anthology of essays about women and ambition, “Double Bind,” edited by the fiction and memoir writer Robin Romm, tries to embrace the concept in a more substantive way. In her introduction, Romm, who is in her early forties, writes about her sense, as a young woman, that “striving and achieving had to be approached delicately or you risked the negative judgment of others.” She felt a pull between the hardness of her ambition and the softness of her socialization, and calls this “the double bind of the gender, success paired eternally with scrutiny and retreat.”

Read Jia Tolentino's full article at The New Yorker here…