As an unexpected gift from the gods, Donald Trump, pouncing on his opponent's verbal misstep, seizes the high ground---a place he could never, ever occupy on his own.As the 2016 presidential election enters its final phase, Hillary Clinton has a slight lead over Donald Trump.While it's still possible for Trump to win, this is unlikely to happen because of four traps he has set for himself. For women, life at work is closely associated with sexism -- in other words, the regular daily crimes of bullying and sexual transgressions are forever in full swing. Were Jesus in some of our churches today, he'd likely be turning over communion tables, dashing offering plates into pieces, baptizing the marginalized, and performing ordination ceremonies for women.
Or a woman working out at the gym (or outside a gym). Or one who's working a service job at an establishment you frequent We need to talk about her.
That employee who has been at the organization for just a year or two and is already doing the work of someone several levels above her current pay band.
Despite this woman's outstanding contributions, you haven't promoted her or given her a raise. I find myself afraid of what might follow if Donald Trump actually wins in November, and equally fearful of what might follow if he loses.
I recall no such fears in 2012, or in 2008, or even in the tightly-fought presidential election that Al Gore lost to George W.
Over the years, I have had experiences at some conferences where more senior faculty members have been—shall we say—less than appropriate to women in the field.
The same can be said about colleagues being heterosexist and/or racist, but I digress.Sometimes, these are isolated incidents and I didn’t feel comfortable having the confrontation at that point in my career so I let it slide.I am in a field that has a serious gender inequity problem and I am a junior member of the field.Flash forward a few years and a colleague (of the gender/race/sexuality that the other person disparaged) is going to a conference with the same person.In my field, the conferences are small, so there's little chance they will not interact.Does one forewarn one’s colleague about such a faculty member?