“Can a woman have it all?”
It was inevitable that someone would ask the most corny question, but hey, they did. Shortly after Jacinda Ardern shockingly resigned as New Zealand Prime Minister this week, the BBC tweeted an article about Ardern balancing her motherhood and politics, with headlines questioning whether women can really have it all. rice field. After being accused of ‘horrifying sexism’, the BBC deleted the headline and apologized.
have it all. Someone please ban that ridiculous phrase anymore. It’s 2023! I’m sure we’ve been talking about the fact that no one asks if a working father can have it all for at least a decade. When he was born, there weren’t many quibbles about how he would balance life with a new baby, and how he would juggle work and the responsibilities of being a father of seven. When he became a father twice, the BBC didn’t ask how he would balance paternity and colonizing Mars. There is no doubt that
Forgetting about “having it all,” Ardern presented us all with a powerful new model of leadership. Our current model of leadership (shameless plug-in, I wrote an entire book called Strong Female Lead) often treats empathy as a weakness. Our current leadership model tends to prioritize confidence over competence and reward arrogance. Ardern, on the other hand, talks about the importance of self-doubt. “Some of the people I admire the most have that self-consciousness and that slight gnawing lack of self-confidence,” the politician said in a 2020 interview. think about how to use constructively. [that self-doubt] You mean you need to be a little more prepared, but do you need to think more about your decisions?” Wouldn’t it be nice if more politicians did that exercise?!
For too long, women have been told to “rely on” patriarchal leadership models. They have been told that in order to be successful they must mold themselves into the image of a leader dictated by men. She led on her own terms. And, perhaps most powerfully, she stopped leading in her own way. In announcing her resignation, Ardern said, “I know what this job requires.” And I know there isn’t enough left in the tank to justify it. .”
We tend to equate leadership with being the loudest voice in the room. But true leadership means knowing when to hand the mic. True leadership means knowing when to back down. Unfortunately, most lawmakers, especially in the United States, seem desperate to stay in power as long as humanly possible, if not for the greater good. Do you know the average age of? 64.3 years old. Over 20 years older than Ardern. The oldest president in American history, Joe Biden, at his 80th birthday, is expected to run again in the 2024 election. Senator Chuck Grassley is 89 years old, as is Senator Diane Feinstein of California. There have been many concerns about Feinstein’s cognitive health, but she still refuses to say whether she will run for another term. or her ego?
By the way, I’m not saying politics should have an age limit. Experience matters. But when the same people cling to power for decades and refuse to make room for new blood, there’s a real problem. It says there isn’t enough left in the tank. I felt he might be narcissistic.
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