Against this backdrop of precarious and disappearing work, two new elements became important: who was out of work, and how those still employed were navigating bad jobs. These questions laid the foundation for a flood of stories concerning unemployment and bad employment. Unsurprisingly, gender played a leading role in the debates. This article will discuss these two concerns--employment and workplace discrimination-as they intersect with gender and gender stereotypes.
Allison Anna Tait & Joan C. Williams, Mancession or Momcession? Good Providers, a Bad Economy and Gender Discrimination, 86 Chi-Kent L. Rev. 857 (2011).