Executive Sexism: How Men Treat Women at the Highest Levels, Why Law Does Not Protect Them, and What Should Change, 1st Edition

  • Elizabeth C. Wolfe
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  • ISBN-10: 1440859574
  • ISBN-13: 9781440859571
  • DDC: 331.4
  • 312 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Who do you report sexism to when the offender owns the company? Overt and intentional sexism against women by powerful men in politics, business, and academia and across the white-collar world in public and private institutions is common, according to the author, a conflict analysis and resolution specialist. Female executives, even at the pinnacle of their careers, remain vulnerable to their male colleagues. This book details how men treat executive women and the result of their actions. Women executives from nine countries explain how their career advancement and earning potential are continuously harmed though overt sexism, sexist social behavior, and microaggressions. It further examines why law does not protect these women: sexism, like racism, is a way of thinking and so cannot be legislated. The book details the minds of sexists and describes how sexism is socialized, and then explains how to name each sexist behavior, address it, and take action to stop it.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Facing Gradual and Sudden Sexism.
1: It's Not Just You.
2: Systematizing Culture and Structure.
3: Verbal Messages and Social Cues.
4: Sexualization.
5: Why Women Remain Silent.
6: The Role of Pornography.
Why Bystanders Don't Speak Up.
7: Cultural Gaslighting: The Double Standard.
8: Not a Sexist, He Says.
9: How Women Try to Control Sexism.
10: It Isn't about a Particular Woman.
11: How Women Are Pitted against Each Other.
12: The Double Bind of Advancement.
Intervention Strategies to Activate Bystanders.
13: Speaking Up.
14: Naming the Behavior.
15: Addressing the Behavior.
16: Destabilizing Sexist Environments.
About the Author.