I have all sorts of issues with this article.

1. It places a great deal of value on those who are in charge. I say not true. There is as much value as being a supporter/follower as there is a leader and there's no shame in someone who is great at supporting people who have natural leadership skills. A leader is nothing without those who are following them. IMO there's not enough emphasis on good followship skills, and how to properly recognize and reward those in that role.
Originally Posted by webjockey
This is true but at the end of the day leaders are the primary/end decision makers and minorities and women need more representation.

5. The article places the blame, and the solutions with individuals - specifically the girls.
Originally Posted by webjockey
I didn't see this at all. Like you said, society does have to change, but it has to start with women/girls. If women don't accept women being assertive, it'll be harder for men to do so. I think it's important for girls to know what's important and what's not(approval for being 'ladylike').