“Glass ceiling” is a core metaphor of the feminist movement. It is worth noting that this ceiling is singular. But what of other ceilings? For different individuals and groups in our society, the glass ceilings are many and varied. Yet all of these ceilings help constitute each other. All of them are barriers to better lives.
Glass ceilings pervade our culture, although they are often ignored. We must identify them in so that we might shatter preconceived notions that reinforce such despotic conditions. We must look both outward and inward. In this way, we will begin to know our personal and collective glass ceilings.
What’s your glass ceiling?
Special thanks to Sukhdev Sandhu and Kimon Keramidas for their continued support; to Nicole Pandolfo and Joanna Kendall Byrne for their invaluable assistance.
Anamesa is a semiannual journal funded by the following entities of New York University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences: the John W. Draper Interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Humanities and Social Thought, and the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.