Friday, April 13, 2007

Gender and discrimination issues finally addressed at Duke...well... sort of...

I recently found out about the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy, which recently published an entire issue on "Makeup, Identity Performance and Discrimination".

The entire thing is available online, and features such articles as "Gender Performance Over Job Performance: Body Art Work Rules and the Continuing Subordination of the Feminine".

An interesting read for any woman who is contemplating a career in traditionally male disciplines. (It should also constitute a mandatory reading in first year law/engineering/business administration/economics...)


Meanwhile, the Globe and Mail just reported some shocking news: trying to balance your job and family obligations limit your productivity at work and hinders your chances of promotion.

No shit, Sherlock.

I guess that means the "glass ceiling" is not a fairy tale after all. I mean, that must be true, since it's men who are whining about it this time...

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