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The Glass Ceiling
A look at sexual inequality in the workplace.
# 111405 | 1,418 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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This paper discusses the 'glass ceiling' that exists in America's history, that prevented women from advancement to posts and opportunities visible above them. The paper goes on to explain how gender discrimination in the work place is, in relative terms, a newer legal concept and therefore as yet unexplored to a great extent.

From the Paper:

"The Civil Rights movement was directed by the uncontainable social impulse for protection of the people against inequitable treatment. Such a sweeping evolution, which after years of militant and legislative pushing final came into official existence with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, carried with it a host of nuances and explicit considerations for the variety of groups which have suffered under American hypocrisy. Under Title VII of that act, one such consideration was the first legislation regarding sexual inequality and sexual harassment, specifically focused on the social ill as a presence in the workplace. This was a clause to the Civil Rights Act designed to address one of the most visible and effecting manifestations of the nation's historical propensities toward gender discrimination. The so-called glass ceiling is a fortified institution in America's history, detaining women from advancement to those posts and opportunities visible above them. Unequal power, pay and access and underscored by a social detainment from the nuances and camaraderie of a male-dominated corporate culture."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Caera, A. 2001. About Sexual Harassment. SHS Speak Up! Online at>.
  • Galliano, R. (2002). Theories of Gender: On Fallacies and 'Phallocies.' Theories of Gender.
  • Shapiro, L. (1990). Guns and Dolls. Newsweek, Vol. 115, No. 22.
  • Wood, Julia. (2003). Gendered Organizational Communication. Gendered Lives: Communication, Gender and Culture, 5th Edition: Thomas Wadsworth.
  • Wood., Julia. (2007). Gendered Lives: Communication, Gender, and Culture (7th ed.). Belmont, CA: Thomson-Wadsworth.

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The Glass Ceiling (2009, January 20) Retrieved February 21, 2024, from

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"The Glass Ceiling" 20 January 2009. Web. 21 February. 2024. <>