Women's Rights

Backlash to Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Reveals Class Envy, Enmity

Jealousy an ugly thing

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Sheryl Sandberg's "Lean In" venture is being rightly attacked for all the wrong reasons. She's been drubbed for being too privileged and too powerful. What could a Harvard MBA who hopped from the World Bank to Google to Facebook's COO know about the lives of "real" women?

So much of the flap—pro and con—over Sandberg's attempt to jump-start a women's revolution has less to do with the attempt than with resentment over her class status.