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JMU expert can discuss sexism in the workplace


by Hannah Lynn Robinson

 
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SUMMARY: Jennifer PeeksMease, professor of communication studies.


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  • Jennifer PeeksMease, a professor of communication studies at James Madison University, is an expert on intersections of identity and work, the cultural production of whiteness, changing organizations for social change and can discuss best methods for combating subtle micro-aggressions women experience in the workplace.
  • PeeksMease says there are blatant acts of sexism fueled by a conscious preference for men, there are subtle (and often unintentional) acts of sexism fueled by norms and assumptions that privilege masculine ways of being and thinking, and there is institutionalized sexism built into the very structures of organizations that simply make success a little easier for men than for women. Regardless of which level people are confronting, building a network of allies—of people both inside and outside of your organization, of diverse gender identities, and of various career levels—is critical to success. 

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  • "Regardless of which level people are confronting, building a network of allies—of people both inside and outside of your organization, of diverse gender identities, and of various career levels—is critical to success."

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Published: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2020

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