Ep #25: Ever Feel Like a Bad Feminist?

Today, I want to talk to you about a phrase that I often hear from my clients, friends, and colleagues – “Bad feminist.”

I feel like a bad feminist, but…” and this phrase is always followed by a confession of why the speaker’s feelings, actions, and beliefs don’t match up.

There are lots of reasons, most of which are external circumstances, women give for not always feeling empowered to act on their beliefs. However, none of these reasons is the real reason why this conflict occurs.

On this episode, we explore the process that causes the disconnect between our beliefs and actions, and exactly why you feel bad about it. Listen in as I share a step-by-step process to help you stop feeling like a “bad feminist” and actually practice what you believe in without anything holding you back.

If you’re interested in working with me, check out the Clutch, my feminist mindset coaching community.

What You’ll Learn From this Episode:

  • Why your politics and actions don’t always match up.
  • Where the guilt of being a “bad feminist” often comes from.
  • The step-by-step solution to feeling like a “bad feminist.”
  • What you can do to ensure you don’t feel outraged, disempowered, or attacked by sexist jokes or comments.
  • How to change your thinking in a way that will help you show up as your feminist self more often.

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About the author

Kara Loewentheilis a former litigator, academic, and think tank director who now runs a boutique life coaching practice for lawyers. As a certified cognitive life coach, her coaching work focuses on teaching lawyers how to reduce stress, improve time management, balance their workload and personal lives, and create a sustainable and enjoyable legal practice. Before launching her coaching practice Ms. Loewentheil ran the Public Rights / Private Conscience Project at Columbia Law School, held academic fellowships at Yale and Columbia, and litigated in state and federal court. Ms. Loewentheil clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and Yale University.

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