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STAINED-GLASS CEILING: coined to describe women's struggle to rise in religious hierarchies.

February 3, 2009

Summary: a term for what women confront when seeking church leadership roles, as in a headline from /The Catholic Voice, Diocese of Oakland/: "Catholic women debate whether to abandon struggle against 'stained glass ceiling.'" For more information on the forthcoming Unspinning the Spin: The Women’s Media Center Guide to Accurate, Bias-Free Language, click here.