“Lean in”.

/“Lean in”.

[A]bout six years ago, I banned my students from saying the word sorry, and we did a little experiment. They had to present their work without saying a single negative word about it, and throughout the exercise they would have absolutely no encouragement or feedback from me whatsoever. So no negativity from them and no approval from me.

What happened shocked me. Some students weren’t even able to begin speaking. They looked at the floor, they took deep breaths, they took several minutes just to find words to begin with that wouldn’t include any sort of apology. Some were even brought to tears by the sheer frustration of not being able to criticise themselves.

Let me be as clear as possible; speaking about themselves without negativity reduced several women and girls to tears and silence.

The Pale Rook on negativity.

Yeah but, yanno. Just lean in girls, amirite? #sarcasm

2016-11-17T19:58:42+00:00 17th November, 2016|Tags: culture|15 Comments

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