Sexism and Secretarial Studies

Margetson, Dawn
March 1981
Social Alternatives;Mar81, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p19
Academic Journal
The article discusses the role of sexism in secretarial education. The author posits that the curriculum of secretarial education functions to prepare students to enter a sexist and patriarchal business environment. The author discusses the similar hierarchical structure of schools and businesses. The author discusses stereotypical concepts of secretaries as women and their employers as men. The author draws a comparison of the secretarial role to that of a wifely role. The author quotes from numerous text books and manuals for secretaries that espouse vaguely sexist concepts.


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