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Documents about policies that have historically reflected discrimination in the workplace.
Wages, Hiring Policies, and the Glass Ceiling Feminism and Position Envy
Zoe Sofia
Features article from Arena Magazine, Number 4, April/May 1993. Sofia discusses "the subsumption of feminism," which she defines as efforts to contain and minimize the damage feminism might wreak on male-centered norms, and particularly directs her argument toward the academy.
Wages, Hiring Policies, and the Glass Ceiling The Glass Ceiling
Johanne Toussaint
Toussaint discusses the history of women's economic oppression, including the recent phenomenon of "the glass ceiling."
Wages, Hiring Policies, and the Glass Ceiling Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
Report from the Congressional Information Service (1993) that discusses the degree of sexual harassment in the workplace and the resulting directives to employers imposed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Wages, Hiring Policies, and the Glass Ceiling Subject to Debate
Katha Pollitt
Pollitt discusses and refutes the claim that women -- particularly single mothers -- cause poverty.
Wages, Hiring Policies, and the Glass Ceiling Twenty Facts on Women Workers
Facts and statistics on women in the workforce in the early 1990s. Compiled by the Women's Bureau of the United States Department of Labor, June 1993.
Wages, Hiring Policies, and the Glass Ceiling A Working Woman's Guide to Her Rights
Leaflet 55 of the Women's Bureau of the United States Department of Labor, August 1992. Discusses various U.S. anti-discrimination policies, provides case-study examples, and offers suggestions for what to do when an employer impinges on one's rights.

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