Cherie Blair Gives Women Career Advice--and Gets Slammed

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[Cherie Blair recently gave a speech in London that drew a lot of flak. Blair, a high-powered lawyer perhaps better known as the wife of former prime minister Tony Blair, said that women shouldn’t depend on men for money. Pretty mild stuff, I’d say. But it was what she said next that caused a tizzy in the press. Womaneer unpacks what happened.—Mona]

However, the part of Mrs Blair’s Dialogue Society speech that the media have picked up on is where she said that one of the reasons why there is still a gender pay gap of 20% ”is because girls are socially conditioned to be nice, so that holds them back from asking for a salary increase.”

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