The big problem as I see it is that women treat themselves as a commodity whose price is set by others. That means women get to stand by and watch as their value is marked down. . . .
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You treat yourself like you’re on sale. You’re so reluctant to put a real value on what you do that it diminishes who you are. And as I said, that creates a vicious cycle: When you devalue what you do, it becomes inevitable that you–and those around you–devalue who you are.
Yes, she’s speaking specifically to and about women in this chapter titled “You Are Not on Sale.” Does it sound familiar? Are women more apt to devalue their worth than men? Are women more likely to accept a lower price for their art than men are? Are women more likely to accept uneven trades for their art?
And, guys, what do you think?