Komenského inštitút

Why Do We Teach Girls That It’s Cute to Be Scared?

When girls become women, this fear manifests as deference and timid decision making. We try to counter this conditioning by urging ourselves to “lean in.” Books on female empowerment proliferate on our shelves. I admire what these writers are trying to do — but they come far too late.

3 qualities of successful Ph.D. students: Perseverance, tenacity and cogency