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Women Deserve More Than Soft Power

We tell women to achieve their goals by charming the men around them — but charm is just helplessness with a positive spin

Illustration: Olena Yepifanova/Getty

We are living through a historical moment obsessed with female power. The long-prophesied “blue wave,” after all, is primarily a wave of women: the middle-aged women who are plunging into anti-Trump…

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Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Jude Ellison S. Doyle

Author of “Trainwreck” (Melville House, ‘16) and “Dead Blondes and Bad Mothers” (Melville House, ‘19). Columns published far and wide across the Internet.

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