The trend to hold up these women as feminist role models because they’ve succeeded in their careers is worrying. It’s also a worrying distraction. I wrote Lean Out to counter the move towards focusing on an individualist approach to feminism, which considers successes by particular women as intrinsically feminist, to the detriment of women’s economic and social position in society more widely.
That talented, lucky and hard working women succeed, just as to succeed men need to be talented, lucky and hard working, is absolute proof that feminism has failed.
Oh yes. And don’t you dare use your logic on me you cis-sexist patriarchal pig!