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By Paula D. Nesbitt

Feminization is expounded to ensue whilst girls input any given profession in titanic numbers, and ostensibly ends up in such dynamics as sex-segregation, decreased possibilities for males, and depressed wages and reduced status for the career as a complete. Spanning greater than 70 years, Paula Nesbitt's examine of feminization concentrates at the Episcopal Church and the Unitarian Universalist organization, using either statistical effects and interviews to check occupational styles earlier and next to the big inflow of ladies clergy. between her findings, the writer discovers decline in men's possibilities is obvious prior to the Seventies, previous the good inflow of ladies during the last 20 years. She additionally unearths that raises within the variety of girls ordained lowered occupational clients for different ladies, yet more advantageous these for males, hence contradicting the preferred fable that ladies within the place of work are accountable for occupational decline.

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Although such questions extend beyond a sociological study of the effects of women's influx into the ordained ministry over the past twenty-five years, they do suggest foundational issues that will discussed in the concluding chapter. Assuming a diversity of agendas that women have brought to their ordination, what ramifications or outcomes can be predicted for occupational or organizational change as the overall ratio of women clergy continues to increase? To what extent is women's ordination a professionalized continuation of the mores of submissiveness and forbearance that effectively have generated women's domestic support for men's opportunities in secular work?

In denominational organization and utilization of clergy, Unitarian Universalism is similar to Protestant congregational polity where local congregations have nearly complete autonomy, with the denominational organization primarily providing structure and support for affiliated congregations. , regional) bishops. A. provide an excellent challenge for identifying occupational trends that can be generalized beyond denominational particularities. Also, having very different histories of women's ordination and experiences of women clergy, they present a potentially distinctive contrast for women's careers.

To what extent is women's ordination a professionalized continuation of the mores of submissiveness and forbearance that effectively have generated women's domestic support for men's opportunities in secular work? Or, to what extent are women seeking ordination with a concurrent commitment to religions and social transformation, particularly related to gender? And what ramifications may ensue when Tradition or Transformation 27 women clergy become sharply divided between these two hypothetical extremes?

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