ERIC Number: ED305304
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
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Breaking Up That Old Gang: Male-Female Conflict on the Job.
Comparing cultural conceptions of sexism to those of racism, this paper identifies lack of contact, social invisibility, ethnocentrism, competition, and unequal power as factors that negatively affect women in the work place. Possible female responses to these factors include: (1) acquiescence to male dominance; (2) aggression; (3) acting and thinking as males do; or (4) avoidance of male dominated work situations. This paper predicts six stages of a woman's reactions and actions in work environments. These stages include ignorance, contact, competition or hostility, accommodation, and assimilation into male dominated environments. The paper concludes that males and females need to learn to understand sex differences, that men should learn to express emotion and feelings, and that women should strive to become more competitive. Six references are included. (JHP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Woman's Place Research Conference (Vermillion, SD, April, 1984).