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The Myth of the Queen Bee: Why Women (Sometimes) Don't Help Other Women - The Atlantic

For women with low levels of gender identification—who think their gender should be irrelevant at work and for whom connecting with other women is not important—being on the receiving end of gender bias forces the realization that others see them first and foremost as women. And because of negative stereotypes about women, like that they are less competent than men, individual women can be concerned that their career path may be stunted if they are primarily seen as just a woman and therefore not a good fit for leadership.

To get around these kinds of gendered barriers, these women try to set themselves apart from other women. They do this by pursuing an individual strategy of advancement that centers on distancing themselves from other women. One way they do this is through displaying Queen Bee behaviors such as describing themselves in more typically masculine terms and denigrating other women (“I’m not like other women. I’ve always prioritized my career”).

The point is, it’s not the case that women are inherently catty. Instead, Queen Bee behaviors are triggered in male dominated environments in which women are devalued.

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Another day, another PR... 93 lb overhead squat! And then a 24 minute WOD.

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Pretty sure I just did my first Rx'd workout where I got faster EVERY SINGLE ROUND. And then I did sled pull sprints after. Go me!

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Morning inspiration

New back squat PR: 218 lbs! "You can do more than you think you can" is right.

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Highly recommended: Insatiable podcast episode on food and trauma by @julietunite & @AliMShapiro featuring @drDannaB https://alishapiro.com/episode-13-dr-danna-bodenheimer-on-traumas-effect-on-food-and-body/

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New front squat PR: 188 lbs! Does this mean I get pie today?

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Did my first deck of cards work out, thanks @tantek for the inspiration! ♠ situp ♣ goblet squat ♦ pushup ♥ burpee + joker 1 min elbow plank

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New music gear!

Having the right tools makes all the difference... Just wrote a song with my new Gretch Streamliner and Strymon Blue Sky.

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There's nothing better after rowing class and a modified 16.1 (7 rounds) than a soft pretzel.

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PR'd my back squat and Rx'd the WOD!

WOD was 21/15/9 of hang squat cleans (75#) and burpees.Thanks Tim and classmates for cheering me on!