Subtle sexism is so precarious because it is thought-provoking — for the targets. Management and psychology researchers Dr. Eden King and Dr. Kristen Jones have found that implicit biases can actually be more harmful than outright discrimination for several reasons, including: the higher frequency with which they occur, the lack of clear legal recourse, and the amount of time women spend analyzing these perceived slights.
A former Congressional staffer writes about sexism in the Athena Talks blog on Medium.
This quote has interesting parallels to racism.
To be clear, this concern over sexism in the workplace was not part of my experience.
In a post on Medium, Susannah Fox explains how an airplane emergency reinforced her belief in the power of peer leadership. Tap into the ‘just-in-time/someone-like-me network, she says. And be ready to help the next person.
I’ve watched this happen on Michele Tuck-Ponder’s Facebook posts. She crowd sources everything from summer camps to bulk food purchases. And it works — people love to help.
Michelle is a former mayor of Princeton Township, mother of two, now manager of the Princeton University Center for African American Studies and a member of my church. Susannah, mother of two, is the former director of the health and technology portfolio at the Pew Research Internet Project, now entrepreneur in residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — and yes, she is my daughter.