Required Reading for Obama: Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In”

on Thursday, Apr. 4th

Attorney General of California Kamala Harris is trending on Twitter today, thanks to some “flattering words” from President Obama at a fundraiser in Atherton, Ca. After saying Harris is “brilliant” and “tough,” he didn’t hesitate to also remark on her looks, calling her “by far the best looking Attorney General.” He followed by saying “It’s true, c’mon” to an amused crowd.

It makes me wonder if you would ever hear the President comment on Attorney General Eric Holder’s looks, or John Boehner’s — probably not.

In fact, around the same time, a similar point was being made by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, appearing on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart to discuss her manual for modern women in the workplace, “Lean In.”

Sandberg pointed out that gender biases are ingrained early, telling of a national retailer “that printed up onesies for babies…for the boys: ‘Smart like Daddy,’ and the girls: ‘Pretty like Mommy.’ — at 4:28


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