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Smarter Living: It
was once common practice for drivers to flash their headlights at
oncoming vehicles that had their high beams on. But using headlights to
communicate is a practice that can vary by region and might not always
send the intended signal, experts say. Here are some tips.
The term dates from 1978, when female employees at Hewlett-Packard and the New York Telephone Company
used it to describe their inability to rise beyond the ranks of middle
management. Betty Friedan, a founder of the National Organization for
Women, told The Times in 1986 that it described women who “get to a
middle level and then there’s a glass ceiling — not overt
discrimination, just a feeling that you can go this high and no higher.”
Democratic presidential candidates include, front row from left:
Marianne Williamson, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren,
Tulsi Gabbard and Kirsten Gillibrand. Travis Dove for The New York Times
Clinton made the phrase a staple of her presidential campaigns and
noted after her 2016 loss that the U.S. still had not shattered that
“highest and hardest glass ceiling.”
2020 candidates are using other language: Kamala Harris prefers to talk
about her willingness to “break things,” while Elizabeth Warren has
vowed to “persist.”
have their moments, especially colloquialisms,” the linguist Robin
Lakoff told The Times, noting that glass ceiling “seems tired.”