The soft war on women

Gender discrimination, conclude Rosalind Barnett and Caryl Rivers, has gone underground, where it is more subtle, harder to spot and often more dangerous than the old in-your-face bias.

Today, women are judged on what they have actually accomplished. But promising men, research shows, are judged on their potential.

In business, the male member of a two-member team is often given more credit for the successes of the team. The woman is judged to be less competent and less influential.

We read an article written by Barnett and Rivers in the April 12, 2014 issue of The Dallas Morning News. The two women are the authors of The New Soft War on Women: How the Myth of Female Ascendance is Hurting Women, Men—and Our Economy.

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