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Warren Farrell

Sex discrimination is often interpreted to mean discrimination against women. Men’s rights activists, however, believe that men are also victimized in American society. In the following viewpoint, Warren Farrell points out that far more men than women work in hazardous professions. While men generally make more money than women, Farrell contends, men’s jobs typically offer less flexibility, safety, and fulfillment than jobs traditionally filled by women. In the author’s opinion, the expectation that men should be willing to risk their lives in these dangerous occupations is an unrecognized form of sex discrimination in the workplace. Farrell is the author of The Myth of Male Power, from which the following viewpoint is excerpted.

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1. How does Farrell define the workplace’s “glass cellar”"
2. According...

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