School of Law News
Vegetarian Discrimination and Gender Stereotyping Under Title VII
Posted April 12, 2012
Zachary Kramer, professor of Law at Arizona State's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, spoke at the Blake Law Center on April 10 as part of the Clason Speaker Series. Kramer's lecture, titled "Of Meat and Manhood: Vegetarian Discrimination and Gender Stereotyping Under Title VII," was the final event in this semester's Clason Series.
In discussing Title VII in the workplace, Kramer said “Title VII is the leading anti-discrimination statute for employment and it prohibits discrimination on among other things sex. Sex is not defined and the history of the sex amendment is controversial. The practical problem is there is no substantive legislative history on what sex means. So without that legislative history, what the courts have done is say we have to interpret it narrowly. So they have drawn these really crooked lines.”