The articles below discuss the reasons that various important justifications for affirmative action for minorities do not apply to affirmative action for women.
"The Curious Case of Affirmative Action for Women," Society 29(2) (Jan/Feb 1992) (reprinted in Current (June 1992)).
"Affirmative Action for Women: New Twist on an Old Debate," Legal Times (Dec. 5, 1988) (reprinted in The Corporate Board (July-August, 1989)).
"Employment Quotas for Women?" Public Interest 73 (Fall, 1983).