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Lgbtq Women, Workplace Dress Codes, And Appearance Negotiations, Kelly L. Reddy-Best Nov 2015

Lgbtq Women, Workplace Dress Codes, And Appearance Negotiations, Kelly L. Reddy-Best

International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA) Annual Conference Proceedings

There is significant research on the impact of dress code regulations on employee performance and psychological health for heterosexual individuals. Studies that examine workplace dress code for the LGBTQ community are limited to findings based on court cases that are 16 years old. It is important to understand the current climate at work for LGBTQ women since workplace regulations may impact performance and psychological well-being. Due to the dearth of studies on the topic, this exploratory study asks: Do unwritten or written workplace dress codes impact LGBTQ women’s experiences at work?


Letter From The Editor, Danica L. Schieber Jul 2015

Letter From The Editor, Danica L. Schieber

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

This Special Issue on Gender and Social Justice comes at a time when women and LGBTQ people across the world are facing many issues. Many of our own editorial board members have experienced social injustices related to gender, and have expressed frustration with what is happening around the world.

We see many struggling with social justice issues including:

  • Discrimination
  • Unequal pay
  • Sexual violence
  • Physical violence
  • A lack of educational opportunities

This special issue attempts to address some of these complex issues.


Gender And Social Justice: A Conversation With Dr. Cj Pascoe, Cj Pascoe, Andres L. Lopez Jan 2015

Gender And Social Justice: A Conversation With Dr. Cj Pascoe, Cj Pascoe, Andres L. Lopez

Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis

The following is an interview with C.J. Pascoe.


Visions Of Violet: Hollywood Images Of Lesbians In The Color Purple And Boys On The Side, Sharon V. Goodin Jan 1995

Visions Of Violet: Hollywood Images Of Lesbians In The Color Purple And Boys On The Side, Sharon V. Goodin

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

While allusions to the flower and the color continue to hold significance for lesbians themselves, the association between lesbianism and violet still eludes the heterosexual majority of American society. The color violet has often served as a secret code of identification for lesbians and as a marker for lesbianism which, historically, only lesbians could identify. Since the invention of film, lesbians have been forced to identify similar markers in the movies in order to construct .a lesbian subtext with which they could identify. When they actually did appear on screen in traditional Hollywood movies, until recently lesbians were limited to ...