Posts by Lila Miller

Lila Miller is a former contributor to Shattering the Ceiling.

Where Are All the Women?

I recently discovered what has now become one of my all-time favorite Tumblrs: Congrats, you have an all male panel! The site compiles photos and flyers of “all male panels, seminars, events, and various other things featuring all male experts” from all over the world and gives each a David Hasselhoff stamp of approval. The […]

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No More Drama: We Can’t Forget About Everyday Discrimination

The media is currently saturated with news about the Ellen Pao trial (which my colleagues have written about here and here) and Rolling Stone Magazine’s journalistic errors in its November article about a gang rape at UVA. In different ways, both of these topics highlight one common problem: the unfortunate amount of weight placed on […]

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Beware the Man Who Smiles Too Much

There is an old adage that says we all smile in the same language. Although that’s a warm and fuzzy thought, a recent study from Northeastern University makes me hope that the intentions and attitudes behind toothy grins cannot be so easily generalized. My colleague Maya has already written about how smiling is freighted with […]

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Would You Rather Work or Marry?

The issue of same-sex marriage is once again before the United States Supreme Court. Last time the Court addressed this topic, the Court rightly invalidated Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, which restricted the federal definition of marriage to a marriage between a man and a woman. This time around, the Court will […]

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#Discrimination in 140 Characters or Less

Earlier this week, news broke that Jeb Bush’s recently-hired Chief Technology Officer, Ethan Czahor, had been purging his Twitter account. What was he trying to delete? Around forty-five sexist, homophobic, and otherwise offensive tweets. Buzzfeed has a good sampling of the deleted tweets, but I’ve pasted two below for your reading pleasure: “When I burp […]

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Sacking Saks: It’s Time to End Employment Discrimination Against Transgender People

Transgender issues have been front and center this past week. At Sunday’s Golden Globes awards ceremony, the innovative online show Transparent took home two awards, one for Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy and one for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. Both acceptance speeches were personal and moving, with the show’s creator, Jill […]

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Why We Can’t Just Walk Away From Street Harassment

During the last week of October, a video about street harassment made the rounds on the Internet.  If you haven’t seen it yet, you can find Hollaback’s two-minute clip of a woman hiking across New York City in Maya’s post from the same week.  Although the video’s female protagonist remained silent throughout ten hours of […]

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