The idea of the “glass ceiling” that women, minorities and others feel is a pervasive and often unfair barrier to success in modern life is one that has dominated the news over the past few years.
But in a new paper, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have made a new argument that the glass ceiling is in fact a myth, and that the barriers women and minorities face in the workplace are actually quite low.
The paper, titled “The Glass Ceiling Myth: The Myth of the Glass Ceil,” comes out today in the journal Psychological Science.
It’s the first paper to look at the idea of a glass ceiling and the research it has been cited as supporting, said the paper’s lead author, Rohan K. Varma, a professor of psychology and public policy at UT Austin.
The idea of discrimination against women, people of color, the LGBTQ community, and women of faith is not an accurate portrayal of how people are discriminated against in the U.S. workplace, Varma said.
It also does not reflect the reality of what’s happening in the broader U.K., where there is a strong anti-discrimination law, and in the rest of the world, where people of all ages and cultures are free to live and work in the same spaces.
The glass ceiling myth has also been used to dismiss concerns that women are overrepresented in STEM fields, Vbali said.
To test the myth, the UT Austin researchers looked at two separate studies of gender discrimination in the tech industry.
The first looked at discrimination against female and black people in the fields of engineering, computer science, information technology, and mathematics.
The second looked at harassment and assault cases involving women in those fields.
The researchers found that the “women-as-discrimination” stereotype is inaccurate and biased.
The results showed that women in engineering are not overrepresented at all, the researchers found.
And when they looked at the cases of harassment and assaults, the discrimination rate for women was about the same as that for men, said study co-author Elizabeth M. Pugh, a Ph.
D. candidate in psychology.
The research also found that harassment and harassment was the most common form of discrimination women faced in tech, and was likely to have a large impact on their careers.
Women were more likely to be subjected to verbal or physical abuse or harassment, she said.
“The research shows that the notion that women who are more visible in tech are over-represented in the field of engineering is false,” Pugh said.
“We know from experience that women of color are underrepresented in computer science and other STEM fields.
We also know that there are other barriers to getting ahead in the world of technology that are often less visible.”
When the researchers looked more closely at harassment, they found that women were just as likely to face harassment as men.
But the harassment was not just directed at their gender, but also their race and religion, Pugh and Varma found.
“There is no clear evidence that women do not experience sexual harassment in the workforce,” Puch said.
And the findings are consistent with other research, which found that tech companies are not as supportive of women as many people thought.
“Tech companies seem to have an almost complete lack of concern about the effects of harassment on employees of color,” Pouch said.
In addition, the findings also indicate that many tech workers feel like they’re not welcome in the company, as the researchers say.
“We think that this is one of the most important studies in recent memory,” Poh said.