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A Different Slant on Class-Based Hiring Discrimination

Most employers are familiar with the pitfalls of discriminating against applicants in protected classes under Civil Rights laws. For the most part, African Americans, Hispanics and other minority groups experience the brunt of this type of discrimination. 252 more words

Employment Discrimination

The Bechdel Test: whether women are in a movie as fully human characters, or as plot devices for the male characters

Hollywood is a slave to the box office on the most cutthroat industry there is. Film producers and screenwriters will portray men and women in whatever roles and whatever extent sells tickets. 239 more words

Economics Of Media And Culture

Some economics of the marriage bars (and mandatory retirement ages)

Up until 1966, women had to quit from the Australian Public Service when they married! The bar was repealed in 1966 with a private members bill by Bill Hayden. 1,498 more words

Labour Economics

Claudia Goldin's pollution theory of sex discrimination

Claudia Goldin argues that it is  difficult to rationalise sex segregation and wage discrimination on the basis of men’s taste for women in the same way as discrimination based on race or ethnicity. 812 more words

Labour Economics