Ernst and Young has made the news recently with a seminar that told their female employees to conform to specific standards of work ethic, professional attire, and even fitness and wellbeing . Cara Balen discusses the way in which this adds to harmful gender stereotypes within the workplace, and examines how such rhetoric feeds into a larger narrative about gender essentialism.
“Your home city is where you are supposed to feel safest. Your home football club is where you are supposed to feel the most united. But the use of the ‘N’ word yelled onto the pitch does well to break this illusion.”