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Difference between Glass ceiling and Stained-glass ceiling

glass ceilingan invisible limit of movement to important positions for women, minorities, etc.:

  • This discrimination results in a wage gap and renders women powerless in the face of an impenetrable glass ceiling.

stained-glass ceilingthe difficulty for women to gain a certain level of authority within church hierarchies:

  • The paper ran a disturbing article about clergywomen and the “stainedglass” ceiling they face.