Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 09:33:02 -0500
From: Jesse T Sheidlower jester[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]PANIX.COM
Subject: Re: RE Glass Ceiling
Thomas Goetz in this week's Village Voice has a bit at the end of his "Press Clips" column
speculating on the term "glass ceiling."
"In this week's report on women's earnings, Barron's Gene Epstein traces the term 'glass ceiling'
to a March 1986 coinage in it sister publication, The Wall Street Journal. But a random walk
down Nexis shows U.P.I. used it in May 1985 and quoted the term in March 1984--two full years
before the Journal."
I somehow think this term is much older. Barry? Anyone?
I don't think it's much older. MW10 cites 1986 for its first example,
and OEDAS III has one from 1984; our evidence doesn't start to get
heavy until 1988 or so. It could be somewhat older, but it doesn't
seem like it's that old.
Random House Reference
jester[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]panix.com