When I read that, I realized I have never made that connection on my own. I then understood what the book was trying to convey by referring to the "glass ceiling" that all women face. "The term glass ceiling refers to situations where the advancement of a qualified person within the hierarchy of an organization is stopped at a lower level because of some form of discrimination, most commonly sexism or racism, but since the term was coined, 'glass ceiling' has also come to describe the limited advancement of the deaf, blind, disabled, and aged..." Women are being held back by their supervisors and managers. This was something that I thought was on its way out, not something that was increasing. I believe that this problem would be easily settled if managers acted more out of ethics rather than personal opinion and belief.
Harris, Craig. "Women Still Struggling to Break Glass Ceiling.." SeattlePi (2008): n. pag. Web. 30 Jan 2010.
Break the Glass Ceiling. 2008. Break the Glass Ceiling Foundation. 30 Jan 2010