Clinton, Palin, and the Glass Ceiling

Excellent post, titled “What we talk about when we talk about the glass ceiling”, over at Feministing (man, I link them a lot) which stems from the inaccuracies of this cartoon:

My favorite quote:

This cartoon is also (inadvertently) an interesting illustration of something I think a lot of people get wrong about the proverbial “glass ceiling.” The glass ceiling is a metaphor for the idea that women as a group are prevented by sexism and other gender-related factors from rising to the upper echelons of politics, science, business, you name it. (I’d actually argue there’s one glass ceiling for white women, and another, harder-to-crack glass ceiling for women of color.) It is not something that can be busted by the achievements of one single woman.

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