chapter  5
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Gender, Inequality, Sport, and Professional Achievement in Jamaica

The post World War II era in the United States has seen heightened debate regarding issues of social inequality. Although the initial focus was on race-based inequality, recent emphasis has shifted to issues of gender-based social inequality. High profiled events such as the “Tailhook” scenario (the case that involved male Naval officers who were alleged to have assaulted approximately 26 women, many of whom were fellow Naval officers) have received much media attention. Additionally, the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill scandal-which led to charges of insensitivity towards Anita Hill on the part of male senators-has focused much debate on issues of entrenched gender based-inequality and especially its existence and impact in the workplace.