Blogger apologizes to Jessica Williams over ‘lean in’ comments

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The blogger who called “bullshit” on comedian Jessica Williams’ reasonings for why she didn’t want to replace Jon Stewart as host of The Daily Show apologized to the correspondent this week after some tart straight talk from Williams

“I apologize for being insensitive here. I should have underlined that of course the choice belongs only to Williams,” Ester Bloom, who writes for a personal finance blog called The Billfold said in an addendum to her original article slamming Williams’ decision

Bloom originally wrote that Williams had “impostor syndrome,” a term that’s used to describe the difficulty that women sometimes face in owning up to accomplishments. Bloom wrote a column on how Williams’ decision was really a matter of her not knowing her own self-worth, in which she invoked the “lean in” mantra popularized by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Read more…

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