Sexist hiring practices don't only hurt women. They hurt men, too

Article here. Excerpt:

'Gender stereotypes are still dividing the job market into "women's work" and "men's work." And women aren't the only ones paying the penalty.

Just as women can be turned away from roles in male-dominated fields, men can also be turned down for jobs in female-dominated industries, according to a new study conducted by Jill Yavorsky, assistant professor of sociology and organizational science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Yavorsky and her team of researchers sent nearly 6,000 résumés from fictitious male and female candidates with comparable skills to jobs in working-class and middle-class fields. They found that potential hiring discrimination affected both genders across a variety of industries.

The study looked at blue-collar jobs in male-dominated fields like manufacturing and janitorial work, and female-dominated professions like housekeeping and customer service. Résumés were also submitted to white-collar roles in sales, financial analysis, human resources and administration support.'

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... an MSM article that admits men face gender discrimination in some way.

Quick, suppress it!

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I love this part of the article:

"Men still have advantages over women once they're in the door. When men are hired into female-dominated fields, they're likely to be promoted more quickly than their female colleagues.

"There's still a perception of men having the 'right' qualities for leadership: being aggressive, being decisive," Raghu says. "All the things associated with leadership are still very gendered."

And that has nothing to do with the fact that men tend to be more conditioned to take charge, and are likelier to have the qualities that make a good leader, right? No, it's just sexism against women.

Give with one hand, take with the other.

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