Gender Bias Has Gone Underground Due To Gender Fatigue

A new book by professor Elisabeth Kelan of Kings College in London suggests that discrimination against women has gone underground.  Kelan’s book, “Performing Gender at Work” (Palgrave McMillan) shows that gender bias has become more subtle, harder to spot and tougher to deal with. This is partially because many people  think that the issue of gender has been solved, which Kelan confirms is false. She calls this phenomenon “gender fatigue” which means that few have the energy to eliminate bias, sexism, stereotypes and exclusion. And worse yet, many women still blame themselves rather than looking for systemic or cultural reasons. Reworded from Reuters: Nov 7, 2009.

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