For any woman who has grappled with competing identities over the years, Spar's book is a refreshing acknowledgement of the impossible expectations women carry around with them, starting in adolescence and extending into old age.
This is the generation, after all, that grew up with attachment parenting and Baby Einstein videos. They grew up playing soccer on teams where everyone was captain and watching music videos in which every girl with a gorgeous voice looked like a model as well.
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According to the scientists behind the study, the result is due not to intentional marginalization, but to "subconscious cultural influences." Are we supposed to be relieved that this discrimination isn't deliberate?