"Men categorize women, in one of four ways: mothers, virgins, sluts and bitches. None of the above are suitable for the modern business day woman but, you can create your own image by selecting pieces of each archetype that work for you. The sexual attractiveness of the slut. The integrity of the virgin. The wisdom of the mother. The independence of the bitch. This leaves men confused and unable to piegeonhole you. What they are forced to do instead is …. take you seriously.”
I can’t tell you the number of times I have been underestimated, objectified or deprived of fair credit for my accomplishments based on my gender or ethnicity. We can either be discouraged by these societal limitations, or we can overcome them and strengthen our will to succeed.