On our best behavior : the seven deadly sins and the price women pay to be good
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New York : The Dial Press, [2023].
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9780593243039, 059324303X
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Published
New York : The Dial Press, [2023].
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Book
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xxvi, 353 pages ; 24 cm
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English
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9780593243039, 059324303X

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"We congratulate ourselves when we resist the donut in the office breakroom. We celebrate our restraint when we hold back from sending an email in anger. We feel virtuous when we wake up at dawn to get a jump on the day. We put others' needs ahead of our own and believe this makes us exemplary. In On Our Best Behavior, journalist Elise Loehnen explains that these impulses - often lauded as unselfish, distinctly feminine instincts - are actually ingrained in us by a culture that reaps the benefits, via an extraordinarily effective collection of mores known as the Seven Deadly Sins. Since being codified by the Christian church in the fourth century, the Seven Deadly Sins-pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth-have exerted insidious power. Even today, in our largely secular, patriarchal society, they continue to circumscribe women's behavior. For example, seeing sloth as sinful leads women to deny themselves rest; a fear of gluttony drives them to ignore their appetites; and an aversion to greed prevents them from negotiating for themselves and contributes to the 55 percent gender wealth gap"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Loehnen, E. (2023). On our best behavior: the seven deadly sins and the price women pay to be good (First edition.). The Dial Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Loehnen, Elise. 2023. On Our Best Behavior: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Price Women Pay to Be Good. The Dial Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Loehnen, Elise. On Our Best Behavior: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Price Women Pay to Be Good The Dial Press, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Loehnen, Elise. On Our Best Behavior: The Seven Deadly Sins and the Price Women Pay to Be Good First edition., The Dial Press, 2023.

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