Gender Communication inSocial Institutions: Work Katie Jones CMS 498 December 8, 2012
Gender/Sex Issues at the Work Place…who is most vulnerable?
Answer: The Black Woman• WHY?• Intersectionality;• Sexism• Racism• Stereotypes
Is this work?*YES!*Men and women stay at homeas parents.*For the most part, our culture thinksworks is outside of the home.*What is your work ethic? Do you not have one if you are onwelfare?*Blue vs. White collar work…do we think of work as masculine?
Is this work? Do we have enough jobs for everyone?
He has a great work ethic! What about welfare mothers, do they?
Sexual Harassment• Hostile Work Environment• “Girl Watching”• Sexual Joking• Sexual Orientation• Not a woman’s only issue• Interpretation?• Race & Harassment• Sexual Harassment LawsALL the above matters!
“Power” PayIs there still a gap in pay for men vs.women? YES! How far have we come?
Why are you looking at me like that, Mr. Bossman? Yes, I want to move up in the company but…
Work & Education• Is there a link?• Yes, power struggles in school can set back future work experiences.• Organizational division (race, gender/sex, class, etc.)
Who has what Jobs?• Do all women stay at home?• Are all black women maids?• Do all men work in construction?• Are all women teachers and nurses?• Are prison guards all male?Of course not but historically things were different and certaingroups of people were controlled and powerless in what type of jobthey could have. Do you think this still occurs???