The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World

The XX Factor: How the Rise of Working Women Has Created a Far Less Equal World

Alison Wolf


Noted British educational and journalist Alison Wolf deals a shocking and considerate examine of the pro elite, and  examines the causes—and limits—of women’s upward thrust and the implications in their tough choices.

The gender hole is remaining. this present day, for the 1st time in background, millions of girls are spending extra time on the boardroom desk than the kitchen desk. those expert ladies are hugely bold and hugely knowledgeable, having fun with an identical way of life prerogatives as their male opposite numbers. they're operating longer and marrying later—if they marry in any respect. they're heading Fortune 500 businesses and showing at the covers of Forbes and Businessweek. They characterize a different form of operating woman—the variety who doesn’t simply punch a clock for a paycheck, yet derives self worth and enjoyment from wielding expert power.

At a similar time that the gender hole is narrowing, the gulf is widening between ladies themselves. whereas blockbuster books akin to Lean In concentration in simple terms on ladies in excessive strain jobs, actually there are 4 ladies in commonly girl roles for each Sheryl Sandberg. during this revealing and deeply clever e-book, Alison Wolf examines why extra expert girls paintings longer hours, why having little ones early is an effective thought, and the way feminism created a much less equivalent international. Her principles are bound to impress and shock, as she demanding situations a lot of what the liberal and conservative media deliberate to be women’s most sensible pursuits.

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