9 Chapter 9: Communicating Gender at Work

Gender at Work brings together new knowledge on deep structures of inequality and discriminatory social norms with innovative approaches and tools to transform them in organizations and communities.



Women’s rapid movement into the paid labor market over the past century has had an impact on child-rearing, marriage, gender equality, and the labor market itself. Whereas in the past most women devoted their time to caring for their families, women’s life courses are now shaped by the combined influences of family and work. In the early 21st century, women in the workplace experience many opportunities, but there are still key issues and challenges.



Michael Kimmel makes the surprising, funny, practical case for treating men and women equally in the workplace and at home. It’s not a zero-sum game, but a win-win that will result in more opportunity and more happiness for everybody.



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