Sandberg’s definition of feminism begins and ends with the notion that it’s all about gender equality within the existing social system. From this perspective, the structures of imperialist white supremacist capitalist patriarchy need not be challenged. And she makes it seem that privileged white men will eagerly choose to extend the benefits of corporate capitalism to white women who have the courage to ‘lean in.’ It almost seems as if Sandberg sees women’s lack of perseverance as more the problem than systemic inequality. Sandberg effectively uses her race and class power and privilege to promote a narrow definition of feminism that obscures and undermines visionary feminist concerns.
Dig Deep: Beyond Lean In by bell hooks | The Feminist Wire
I am only quoting a short paragraph because it’d be wildly unfair to copy/ paste the entire thing but please, READ IT ALL NOW. As it is bound to happen, bell hooks brings ALL THE TRUTH regarding Sandberg, Lean In and neoliberal feminism.
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