10 Things Men Are Better At, According to THR's Power 100 Women

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Taraji P. Henson

"Complaining," says 'Empire' star Taraji P. Henson, as she and nine more of Hollywood's top female leaders and talents dish on what their male counterparts do best.

A version of this story first appeared in the 2015 Women in Entertainment issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

"Projecting confidence even when there’s not much to be confident about."
— Nancy Dubuc (President and CEO, A+E Television Networks)

"Being selfish. Which sounds like an insult, but I absolutely do not mean it that way. I envy men this quality."
— Kristine Belson (President, Sony Pictures Animation)

"Silencing people with condescending assumptions."
— Lena Dunham (Co-creator and co-executive producer, Girls; Co-founder, Lenny)

"Complaining." — Taraji P. Henson (Actress, Empire)

"Chutzpah. I am always amazed how many women will not pursue new opportunities if they have doubts about checking every box in a job description. Many men will aggressively go after possibilities if they have only some of what is required, assuming they will learn the rest."
— Paula Kerger (President and CEO, PBS)

"Asking for what they deserve. A lot of women — even at the top of their careers — still fight the urge to apologize for their success, or they feel guilty asking for what they’ve earned."
— Pamela Levine (CMO, HBO)

"Taking individual credit for team efforts."
— Gale Anne Hurd (Executive producer, The Walking Dead)

"Opening jars."
— Jenni Konner (Co-creator and co-executive producer, Girls; Co-founder, Lenny)

"Peeing standing up. Growing beards."
— Jenji Kohan (Showrunner, Orange Is the New Black)

"Are you kidding? Because … no, seriously. YOU ARE KIDDING ME?"
—  Shonda Rhimes (Executive producer, Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder)

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