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Mar 3, 2011
via The Great Debate UK

The future is female? A re-traditionalisation of gender

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Ruth Simpson is professor in management at Brunel Business School in West London and founding member of the Centre for Research in Emotion Work and Employment Studies. The opinions expressed are her own. Thomson Reuters is hosting a live blog for the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2011.

Are we in a post-feminist era or are conventional images of masculinity and femininity re-surfacing in society? I argue that rather than gender disadvantage being a thing of the past, as captured in understandings of post-feminism, gender is becoming more entrenched. In fact post-feminism itself – the belief that sexism is over – has allowed renewed disadvantage to emerge.

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      "Ruth Simpson is professor in management at Brunel Business School and founding member of the Centre for Research in Emotion Work and Employment Studies. She was co-founder of the International Journal of Work Organization and Emotion. Her research centres on the dynamics of masculinities and femininities in organizations. Her work concerns the implications of gender, class and race for the meanings men give to "undesirable" or "dirty work" and she has recently completed a project on white working-class men and the butcher trade. She has authored and co-authored 4 books - with a fifth (Doing Dirty Work: Concepts and Identities) ..."
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