Ely & Foldy, Reader in Gender, Work, and Organization, Chapter 2: The Managerial Woman.
After reading this article, I was shocked to see that the authors of this particular chapter were two women. It seems somewhat close-minded and stereotyping. They stress that a boy will expect to work to at least support himself, and a girl expects to find someone to support her. They say it's because from an early age, children only see their family, and it usually includes a father supporting his wife and children. This basis is not very strong, since I completely disagree. Though for some children, this is the case, it is only a small sampling. "Men find it difficult to separate personal goals from career goals." This discredits men as well as women." They go on to say that men define personal strategy as winning or achieving a goal, and women as planning and finding the best way. Perhaps it would be better to say a more feminine approach or a more masculine approach. They use an example of a football diagram. Women didn't know if it was a game, and the men jumped to say football and that the play was a lousy one. Some women don't like sports, but some men don't either. Some women love sports, and would be able to identify what's going on. It is one thing to say women are more prone to be more compassionate or nurturing, even on the job or in a management position. It is far another to say every woman will be nurturing, or be a good mother, and that every woman hates sports. Though their answers seem to come from polled women, perhaps they should have widened their data set. - K.G.