Wingfield Critical Analysis (word).docx - Wais 1 Samantha Wais Professor McCabe GSWS 110 12 October 2016 Critical Analysis of Racializing the Glass

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Wais 1 Samantha Wais Professor McCabe GSWS 110 12 October 2016 Critical Analysis of “Racializing the Glass Escalator” 1. In Adia Harvey Wingfield’s, “Racializing the Glass Escalator: Reconsidering Men’s Experi- ences with Women’s Work” (February 2009), Wingfield argues (with the example of Black nurses) that “ the glass escalator is a racialized as well as a gendered concept that does not offer Black men the same privileges as their white men counterparts” (Wingfield, 360). In other words, the jobs that are predominantly fulfilled by women are sometimes upheld by men. In certain situations, there are certain factors that allow men to gain hierarchy over women even though their positions fall under a female profession. The difference here is that the glass elevator effect is negated by the fact that both racism and gender disallow Black men to ride on the glass elevator; thus, racism and gender are considered glass barriers. 2. Wingfield analyzes the experiences of various different men that have specializations in fields ranging from oncology, to dialysis, to bedside assistance, etc. All of these professions are considered female professions because of the nurture, care, and empathy one must have. Wingfield interviewed the seventeen men, asking them why they went into their field, what obstacles they face, and she ended with the stereotypes that they see in the work-place. What

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