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Another Thing for Women to Feel Guilty About: Don't Bother!
, April 23, 2012
This review is from: Taming Your Alpha Bitch: How to be Fierce and Feminine (and Get Everything You Want!) (Paperback)
The poor view of women the authors of "Alpha Bitch" hold is revealed in the title. Calling other women "bitch" for being "forceful and competitive" reveals their innate hostility towards their own gender. What is a "forceful competitive man?" Answer: Successful. What is a forceful and competitive woman according to the authors? "A Bitch." The authors claim: "Women are notorious for being controlling..." Really? That is a news flash. Are we to believe that women are somehow "in control" of anything in this world? Isn't this still a man's world in politics, business, religion, and finance? Have they ever been on Wall Street? "They are coming at life in a very masculine way, pushing forcing, trying to get through life by kicking down doors, rather than using their more feminine grace..." Again, what are they talking about...who is kicking down doors other than the handful of women at the top of today's Fortune 500 corporations? Alpha Bitch is a bitchy unempowering tale reminscent more of Marabel Morgan's 40 year old "The Total Woman" than any helpful blueprint for female success. It caters to the most limiting stereotypes of strong women as unfeminine. Rather than support concepts of "unfeminine" power of purpose and bitchiness exemplified by Reality TV and this book,read Gail Collins: "When Everything Changed" or listen to Pat Mitchell of the Paley Center interviewing women on power. It will give you a more balanced view of what "feminine" really means and it has nothing to do with "bitches." Alpha Bitch is just another retro dribble book capitalizing on making women feel more guilty about being women than they already do. If you have any self-esteem at all: pass on this book!
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