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Outspoken: Why Women's Voices Get Silenced and How to Set Them Free | Veronica Rueckert
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Are you done with the mansplaining? Have you been interrupted one too many times? Dont stop talking. Take your voice back. Womens voices arent being heardat work, at home, in public, and in every facet of their lives. When they speak up, theyre seen as pushy, loud, and too much. When quiet, theyre dismissed as meek and mild. Everywhere they turn, theyre confronted by the assumptions of a male-dominated world. From the Supreme Court to the conference room to the classroom, women are interrupted far more often than their male counterparts. In the lab, researchers found that female executives who speak more often than their peers are rated 14 percent less competent, while male executives who do the same enjoy a 10 percent competency bump. In Outspoken, Veronica Rueckerta Peabody Awardwinning former host at Wisconsin Public Radio, trained opera singer, and communications coachteaches women to recognize the value of their voices and tap into their inherent power, potential, and capacity for self-expression. Detailing how to communicate in meetings, converse around the dinner table, and dominate political debates, Outspoken provides readers with the tools, guidance, and encouragement they need to learn to love their voices and rise to the obligation to share them with the world. Outspoken is a substantive yet entertaining analysis of why women still havent been fully granted the right to speak, and a guide to how we can start changing the culture of silence. Positive, instructive, and supportive, this welcome and much-needed handbook will help reshape the world and make it better for womenand for everyone. Its time to stop shutting up and start speaking out.
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This book is a new favorite. It covers a broad range. From the physical mechanics of speech, to Susan B. Anthony, Hillary Clinton, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Disney princess movies, the Supreme Court, Circe by Madeline Miller, open office cubicle culture, tips on how to interrupt and tips on how not to get interrupted, political representation quotas, and more. A very approachable, engaging, informative, practical, inspiring read. Loved it 😊

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“Women‘s voices changed the game. When women participated equally in the discussion, the groups arrived at different decisions; women swung the group. When women participated more, they brought unique and helpful perspectives to the issue under discussion.”

#women #womenandsociety

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“Women have been trained to speak softly and carry a lipstick. Those days are over.” ~ Bella Abzug

#women #womenandsociety #womenandhistory

Hooked_on_books I have this one requested from my library—I hope it arrives soon! 3d
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This book starts with a focus on the actual voice and expands out into topics like politics, women in business, Disney films, and so on. It goes all the way up to some discussion of AOC, so very current. I appreciated practical advice like how to overcome the compulsion to speak in a hushed tone in an open office layout, how to interrupt, and a discussion of whether we should be shushing our female children. ⤵️

ReadingEnvy It's clear that it is not the actual voices of women that are the problem, but the presence of women, but if women are socialized for silence this is a very powerful tool. The only answer is more women! 1mo
TrishB Great review 👍🏻 stacked for now as it‘s not out here yet and currently expensive! 1mo
ReadingEnvy @TrishB it's a good read 1mo
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