Empowered Women Don’t Rely Upon “Tools in Toolboxes”: We have a better way

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“You need more tools in your toolbox” is a metaphor that therapists and bosses hammer away at us when we ask for help. It is uncomfortable jargon indicating that we don’t have the skills we need and we better go out and get the right one if we want to be successful. It is a misogynist guys-guy term, one that focuses on our power being externally-based. It implies…