Sheryl Sandberg Essay

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Thesis statement for final research paper: In listening to the assigned video of Sheryl Sandberg, I became quite interested in her. I like what she has to say and having been in the workforce myself for the past 20 years, I completely agree with her views and ideas. Why is our world run by men when we have this unbelievable women’s movement under our belts? This movement should have put us in a different position for the future. Well, the future is now yet we are still stuck with this enormous gender gap. I’d like to take a look again at some of our readings and videos as well as others in an attempt to dissect this pattern we seem to still be stuck in. As I began researching this topic, I was surprised to learn that a lot of people are criticizing Sheryl and finding a lot of contradictions in what she has to say. I will also include the opposed point of view in my research and paper. During my time in this class, so many things struck me hard. I am a self admitted naive person who was sheltered by my family for pretty much my entire life. Even as an adult, I have somewhat sheltered myself. I guess I never realized it until I decided to turn my life upside down, leave the “real world” and come back to school full time. I was a full time student back in 97-99 and it amazes me every day how things have changed. Classes are so open ended now. I didn’t have one quiz or test this semester. Everything seems to be papers and opinions are finally OK when in the past they were not! There are so many things I learned in highschool but it’s not until college and if you happen to pick the right classes, that you really learn the important and interesting stuff. I realize learning everything is important in some regard but history classes about Incas and Aztecs never really affected me or stuck in my mind the way some of my more recent classes have. I took an intro to women’s

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