Powerful Women Paying it Forward: raceAhead | Fortune

Sharing power should be a mission. Some of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Politics understand that.

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The sexist and ableist roots of the attacks on Greta Thunberg We could talk about this remarkable young woman all day, one who stands shoulder to shoulder with young activists who have been fighting for climate action for years. But one thing is clear: She brings out the very ugly in some very powerful people. “Autistic girls tend to face a lot of pressure not just to act like non-autistic people, but also to live up to the same gendered expectations many girls face,” Julia Bascom, executive director of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, told Vox. “We always have to be smiling and compliant.” While Thunberg herself seems unfazed, the intersection of sexism and ableism is a profound one for others. “I’m not public about my diagnosis to ‘hide’ behind it, but because I know many ignorant people still see it as an ‘illness,’ or something negative,” Thunberg said in a tweet. “And believe me, my diagnosis has limited me before.”

Source: Powerful Women Paying it Forward: raceAhead | Fortune


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