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    reproduce/red flag

    Hi

    Denying women opportunities because of their capacity to reproduce or because some people "have a problem" with powerful women raises the red flag of sexism. The glass ceiling metaphor now falls short in multiple respects.


    1. "capacity to reproduce" - I think it means "because they have babies/they give birth to babies"

    2. "raises the red flag of sexism" - I'm not sure what the author wanted to say here?

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    Re: reproduce/red flag

    Hi GUEST2008

    raise a red flag: an expression describing a situation when a person perceives that some action or event should be taken as a warning. As in “When the man showed up at the interview without pants, it raised a red flag as to the applicant’s suitability as a funeral director.”

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    Re: reproduce/red flag

    So "raises the red flag of sexism" means it's a warning that it is a sexism?


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    Re: reproduce/red flag

    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    So "raises the red flag of sexism" means it's a warning that it is a sexism?

    It is a warning that there may be a perception of sexism.


    Red flags were carried by a man walking in front of motor vehicles to warn those with horses that they might have a problem with their horses' reaction to the car. No-one seems to have considered the horses' reactions to a flapping red flag.

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