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President Silver on Gender in the Workplace

In an essay in Inside Higher Ed, President Silver examines the intersection of sex, gender, power and policy in the workplace. This article has been adapted from her chapter in Women in the Academy: Learning From Our Diverse Career Pathways, published by Lexington Books.



As women, we are often forced to make decisions about how we want to live our gender in the workplace. Just as questions can come up explicitly or implicitly, sexualization can be overt or covert. When it is explicit, it is difficult. When it is implicit or covert, it can be even harder.