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[http://books.google.com/books?id=DzO0oJXZpCEC&pg=PA136&lpg=PA136&dq=staines+%22the+true+queen+bee%22&source=bl&ots=6wBGrteges&sig=yI7L0NfHXmhLEciFJsoYz2hEOLc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=w4KiT63OBcr06AHIvunsCA&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=staines%20%22the%20true%20queen%20bee%22&f=false via Edson]) define
<blockquote>the true Queen Bee [as having] made it in the "man's world" of work, while running a house and family with her left hand. "If I can do it without a whole movement to help me," runs her attitude, "so can all those other women."</blockquote>[[Category:Concepts]]
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<blockquote>the true Queen Bee [as having] made it in the "man's world" of work, while running a house and family with her left hand. "If I can do it without a whole movement to help me," runs her attitude, "so can all those other women."</blockquote>
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* [[Honorary guy]]
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* [[Not all geek women are feminists]]
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Latest revision as of 01:56, 22 August 2012

Queen Bee Syndrome, coined by G.L. Staines, T.E. Jayaratne, and C. Tavris in 1973, is the notion that women who have achieved power in a misogynistic culture don't necessarily help other women do the same.

Stainer et al. ( via Edson) define

the true Queen Bee [as having] made it in the "man's world" of work, while running a house and family with her left hand. "If I can do it without a whole movement to help me," runs her attitude, "so can all those other women."

See also