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No Apologies

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A presentation I gave for International Women's Day on how and why women apologize for things that they shouldn't.

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No Apologies

  1. 1. No Apologies Presented by Molly QuellInternational Women’s Day 2013 8 March 2013
  2. 2. Who Am I?Social Media and Online Marketing Consultantwww.mollyquell.com@mollyreneFreelancer for 5 yearsBusiness owner for 3 years Molly Quell International Women’s Day 2013 2 www.mollyquell.com www.internationalwomensday.com
  3. 3. International Women’s Day 20132013 Theme: The Gender Agenda: GainingMomentum“Over time and distance, the equal rights ofwomen have progressed. We celebrate theachievements of women while remainingvigilant and tenacious for further sustainablechange. There is global momentum forchampioning womens equality.” Molly Quell International Women’s Day 2013 3 www.mollyquell.com www.internationalwomensday.com
  4. 4. Inequality• Women spending almost twice much time on household chores.• Women earn, on average, 30% less than men.• Women are more likely to suffer from depression than men.• Women suffer at higher rates of eating and anxiety disorders. Molly Quell International Women’s Day 2013 4 www.mollyquell.com www.internationalwomensday.com
  5. 5. No ApologiesSociety teaches women – to apologize – to be agreeable – to not make a fuss Molly Quell International Women’s Day 2013 5 www.mollyquell.com www.internationalwomensday.com
  6. 6. Your (Lack Of) ChildrenWhen are you having children? Not having children is selfish.Having too many children is selfish. You’ll feel differently once you have children.When are you having your next child? Molly Quell International Women’s Day 2013 6 www.mollyquell.com www.internationalwomensday.com
  7. 7. Your BodyShould you eat that? You’d be prettier if you smiled more.When do you have thetime to work out? Is that normal? Molly Quell International Women’s Day 2013 7 www.mollyquell.com www.internationalwomensday.com
  8. 8. Your Work Stay-at-home Women with mom isn’t a real children should be job. at home with their children.You can only do that becauseyour partner makes enough <Insert career here>money. isn’t a real job. Molly Quell International Women’s Day 2013 8 www.mollyquell.com www.internationalwomensday.com
  9. 9. Your Sex LifeGood girls don’t do that. If you don’t do this, your partner will leave you.That <sexual act> isn’t natural. There’s something wrong with people who like <sexual act>.You haven’t had sex since when? If you have sex x times per week/month/year, something is wrong. Molly Quell International Women’s Day 2013 9 www.mollyquell.com www.internationalwomensday.com
  10. 10. Your RelationshipYou don’t want to die alone. You should stay with your partner.You should leave your partner. Your partner is too good for you.You’re too good for your partner. Molly Quell International Women’s Day 2013 10 www.mollyquell.com www.internationalwomensday.com
  11. 11. Your Financial SituationYou should save more. Wow, you must make a lot of money.You shouldn’t spend money on that. How can you afford that dress?We don’t make enough to afford that. Molly Quell International Women’s Day 2013 11 www.mollyquell.com www.internationalwomensday.com
  12. 12. Your Social LifeYou should save more. Wow, you must make a lot of money.You need to get out more. You go out a lot.You always just want to spend You drink too much.time with your partner/kids/dog. You should drink more. Molly Quell International Women’s Day 2013 12 www.mollyquell.com www.internationalwomensday.com
  13. 13. Your Education LevelYou only have a <insert degree here>? Your parents must have paid for your school.You’re doing this job with a <insert degree here>? Why did you stop at a <insert degree here>?Shouldn’t you have a <insert degree here> to be doing that? Molly Quell International Women’s Day 2013 13 www.mollyquell.com www.internationalwomensday.com
  14. 14. Your Taste In Movies, Books, Food, TV, Clothing, FurnitureThat movie was terrible! You always look so put together.That’s such an odd <piece of furniture>. Ugh, how could you read that?Only dumb people watch that TV show. Molly Quell International Women’s Day 2013 14 www.mollyquell.com www.internationalwomensday.com
  15. 15. For Not ApologizingThat’s rude. Well...I see.And you’re ok with that? Molly Quell International Women’s Day 2013 15 www.mollyquell.com www.internationalwomensday.com
  16. 16. How To Not ApologizeMolly Quell International Women’s Day 2013 16www.mollyquell.com www.internationalwomensday.com
  17. 17. Moving ForwardThere is a special place in hell forwomen who dont help other women. Madeleine Albright (US Ambassador to the UN, Secretary of State) Well-behaved women seldom make history.Laurel Thatcher Ulrich(Pulitzer Prize winning author and Professor at Harvard University)The most common way people give up theirpower is by thinking they don’t have any. Alice Walker (author, poet, activist) Molly Quell International Women’s Day 2013 17 www.mollyquell.com www.internationalwomensday.com
  18. 18. Contact InfoMy Contact InfoWebsite: www.mollyquell.comBlog: www.neamhspleachas.comLinkedIn: http://nl.linkedin.com/in/mollyquellTwitter: @mollyreneFacebook: www.facebook.com/mollyquell Molly Quell International Women’s Day 2013 20 www.mollyquell.com www.internationalwomensday.com
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