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A Conversation: A Woman's Personal Encounter With Speaking Up

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Cathy Bennett

Cathy Bennett


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In the last show, Barbara and I threw out some pretty big concepts about the influence of gendered societal norms and the often passive, non-confrontational response women in general have when facing expressions of these concepts in their own lives. Culturally we are pretty numbed to the destructiveness of societal norms that keep us from being authentic. You don't have to look far for examples--look at what is in our advertisements, magazines, movies and on TV. We are constantly being "sold" how to be the way our society wants us to be. But you have a choice: you can continue to accept societal norms that negatively impact you and prevent you from thriving or you can choose to disconnect from these norms and be true to yourself--giving yourself a chance for a much more authentic life...On my next show, hear how one woman did it, rising out of her old misperceptions and distortions about what was okay and what wasn't, to save her life from the destructiveness of another. My guest, Jane Meade-Glanville, and I will carry on the conversation about the value of negotiation and how it leads to self-empowerment and self-esteem. Jane is a fellow student at Marylhurst University and has an incredible story of personal growth to share...one that will help change you mind about whether or not you should view "everything as a negotiation."