Ethical Analysis Of The Glass Ceiling

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Register to read the introduction… But why use the metaphor glass ceiling? Well according to Sally Davies-Netzley, the glass ceiling is a metaphor which is often been used to describe invisible barriers, such as glass, through which women and other minorities, can see elite positions but cannot reach them, such as a ceiling (Davis-Netzley 340). Unfortunately many of these “glass ceilings” prevent women and minorities from obtaining high level, prestigious, powerful jobs in our society …show more content…
The Center for Personal Data File (CPDF) conducted research on the topic of the glass ceiling as well and also came up with some interesting findings that support the idea that a glass ceiling does in fact exists. However, the research also states that the affects of the glass ceiling may not be as prevalent in our society today as once thought. In their general statement about their findings that state that from 1974 to 1990 the distribution of men and women in senior executive jobs are beginning to level out. Women have actually quintupled their higher-level positions during this time period yet still only hold 11 percent of the top jobs. Although the representation of women in professional and administrative jobs have double, women still held 80 percent of clerical jobs in 1990 (Naff …show more content…
A deontological test shows that a corporation has a duty to up hold and afford equal employment opportunities to all regardless of gender, race, religious view, or sexual orientation. A utilitarian test would indicate that the most good for the most amount of people would be for companies, organizations, and institutions to afford woman and minorities equal opportunities for advancement within their companies, because it is not just the moral thing to do, but

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