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What professions started out female-dominated, were taken over by men?

I'm looking for more examples of professions like programming that started out as "women's jobs" but were later taken over by men, when they realized the work had potential to be prestigious. Mothers cooking for their families vs mostly male pro chefs is another one, though probably harder to place historically. I'm sure there are more examples. Do you know any, with sources if possible?
posted by jklaiho on Sep 11, 2015 - 29 answers

When is it legal to discriminate by sex/gender in job postings?

A mailing list I'm in has received a job posting calling for a male journalist. The justification for the gender is that it's a tv channel for financial news, and the reporters will be reading stuff all day, so they want to have a man and a woman alternate reading stories, and they have already hired the woman. [more inside]
posted by kandinski on Sep 9, 2015 - 11 answers

# = ♀ ?

How and when did referring to a woman as a "number" become a euphemism?
posted by Heatwole on Oct 23, 2014 - 21 answers

I want some male comedian bits... on gender

Dave Chappelle. Chris Rock. Louis C.K. Some of the funniest male comics are the least funny when it comes to gender -- incisive humor suddenly deteriorates into sexist tropes and gender war cliches. Are there any male stand-up comedians who have interesting routines about women?
posted by spamandkimchi on Mar 9, 2013 - 8 answers

There's a women's right movement, how come there's no MEN'S rights movement?!

I am looking for articles that address the backlash against feminism in the age of the internet. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Apr 3, 2011 - 11 answers

Men and girls

Is it acceptable and PC to refer to grown-up women as girls in this context? Does it say something about the person who does it? [more inside]
posted by sively on Apr 28, 2010 - 87 answers

Help the average Jane with a statistics question?

An acquaintance who's a university professor on the hiring committee for his department cried 'sexism!' when 50% of the candidates who were asked back for interviews were women, when only 18% of the initial applicants for the position were women. I rebutted. Who's right? [more inside]
posted by cocoagirl on Mar 24, 2008 - 36 answers

Why not Coed Curling

Why is olympic curling split up into mens and womens divisions? [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool on Feb 23, 2006 - 24 answers

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