Do you ever act less intelligent to make people like you more? We’d never thought about it until we read that it’s actually a common thing women do. Then we realised we both used to do this often.
It’s time to stop acting dumb to make people like you.
Stuff we talked about…
- We both remember acting dumb in high school to be liked by boys.
- Carla talks about her bullying and how she began to hide her intelligence as people were so mean to her throughout primary/high school/TAFE and even the workplace.
- Carla is reading the book Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, we chat about this (if you have not read it get your copy!).
- We are opening up the conversation, send us your stories! We want to learn more about feminism and gender equality. Email us or get in touch via social media.
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Emma + Carla
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