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Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller

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Hear stories from women who have risen to a challenge, stepped up to create change and are ready to share their experiences. Get inspired by in-depth interviews with women taking charge and leading change, get concrete tools for action with our Toolkit episodes and uncover hidden sexism with our Fem… read more

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More than power poses: why self-empowerment is a myth and what we can do instead - Ruth Whippman, author

Author Ruth Whippman has been studying the self-improvement industry for years. She’s come to the conclusion that empowerment feminism is, well, BS.

According to Ruth, systemic change doesn’t come from trendy girl-power t-shirts or aspirational Instagram quotes. In fact, Ruth thinks the conceit that women could make equality happen if we just...empowered ourselves more shifts the blame for a system of injustice to individuals with the least power to effect change.

So how women are supposed to get power if we can’t simply take it for ourselves? I sat down with Ruth to gain some perspective on this whole question of empowerment---and what exactly needs to change for empowerment to lead to power.

Ruth Whippman is the author of "America the Anxious. How Our Pursuit of Happiness Is Creating a Nation of Nervous Wrecks."

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