The Strong Woman Trap: A Feminist Guide for Getting Your Life Back
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Are you the person who saves the day at work? Does your circle of relatives expect you to do it all when you get home? Perhaps you used to like being considered reliable, but you long for a lifetime of your own again―one with fewer emergency circumstances and those who need plenty of “help.”
It is not just you. Many women have been socialized to quietly pick up the slack and not complain―it is a setup for isolation, second guessing, and waiting for rewards that never come. This is what Sasha Mobley calls The Strong Woman Trap. We are playing too hard at a rigged game that we didn’t create. We spend our energies managing demands and treat our own emotions and needs as irrelevant.
Sasha provides a hard look at the cultural beliefs that set strong, driven, ambitious women up for a life spent constantly saving others from themselves, filling in gaps, and going it alone like a hybrid of Wonder Woman and Working Girl.
The Strong Woman Trap is the book is for women who spend their spare moments taking a look wistfully through magazines telling themselves their dreams are just one more personal sacrifice away. Wishes won’t get you there. Neither will doubling down on old strategies. What’s going to get you there is learning the secrets to escaping The Strong Woman Trap.