hi dee ho here.
interesting article. I’m confused about Judith Warner though.
it is kind of an act of cruelty to sarah herself. pity she didn’t have the foresight to say, "hey maybe next election cycle?"
do any of my fantabulous feminist friends know what she’s talking about when she says, "imposterdom"?
I honestly don’t know what to make of this.
"You don’t have to be perennially pretty in pink — and ditsy and cutesy and kinda maybe stupid — to have an inner Elle Woods. Many women do. I think of Elle every time I dress up my insecurities in a nice suit. So many of us today — balancing work and family, treading water financially — feel as if we’re in over our heads, getting by on appearances while quaking inside in anticipation of utter failure. Chick lit — think of Bridget Jones, always fumbling, never quite who she should be — and in particular the newer subgenre of mom lit are filled with this kind of sentiment.
You don’t have to be female to suffer from Impostor Syndrome either — I learned the phrase only recently from a male friend, who puts a darned good face forward. But I think that women today — and perhaps in particular those who once thought they could not only do it all but do it perfectly, with virtuosity — are unique in the extent to which they bond over their sense of imposture."
presidential debates to night baybee.