By Matt Birchler

Maybe It’s Not Confidence Holding You Back

Is Confidence the Secret to Success? Not Exactly.

Over time, Dr. Gill said, they realized that “inequalities were being explained away through this psychological characteristic of confidence.” Their research is distilled in “Confidence Culture,” a feminist cultural critique that will be published by Duke University Press on Feb. 9. The book skewers the notion that the challenges women face in work, sex, relationships and parenting can be chalked up to self-esteem, rather than to social structures.

Added to my wish list.

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