Mormon women, particularly those from Utah, aren’t necessarily known for their assertiveness. Raised in a heavy patriarchy, too many women are socialized to accept that surrender to the authority of masculinity is necessary for their salvation. Drawing from her extensive research and writing, and her latest book The Assertiveness Guide for Women, Julie de Azevedo Hanks joins Gina to discuss the religious and cultural influences that might complicate a woman’s desire to be assertive, along with some jolly good advice about what to do about that.
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