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Women: Your Moodiness is a Strength, Not a Weakness

Dr. Julie Holland's new book addresses common societal myths society about women, mood, and emotional control. "Moods are not an annoyance to be stuffed away," says Holland. They're "one of the biggest strengths and assets that women have."

Dr. Julie Holland’s new book Moody Bitches addresses some common societal myths about women, moodiness, and emotional control. “Moods are not an annoyance to be stuffed away,” says Holland. They’re “one of the biggest strengths and assets that women have.” Yet from an early age women are told that they need to be in control of their emotions, that they should repress ill feelings should they arise. Dr. Holland visited Big Think recently to explain why moodiness, as well as its close cousin intuition, are like superpowers for women:



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