How Unconscious Bias Hurts Men—and the Companies they Work for

  • Michael Kimmel


Unconscious biases are usually assumed to be harmful especially for women. However, unconscious biases also constrain men in their ability to live and work according to their own preferences. Traditional definitions of masculinity cause gendered expectations about the work and life men ought to have—expectations that lead to negative organizational consequences for men deviating from this traditionally masculine norm.

Suggested Reading

  1. Kimmel, M. (1993). What do men want? Harvard Business Review, 71(6), 50–63.Google Scholar

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sociology, Center for the Study of Men and MasculinitiesStony Brook UniversityStony BrookUSA

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