This video features several clips from the television series “The Good Wife,” a CBS legal drama that premiered in 2009. The series focuses on the life of Alicia Florrick, played by Juliana Marguilies, whose husband has been jailed following a very public sex and corruption scandal. Alicia returns to her old job as a lawyer after a 12 year absence in which she worked as a stay-at-home mom. The clips featured here focus on interactions between women who discuss the specific challenges they face in the workplace.
Do you think women face specific challenges in the workplace? Do these clips point to any of these issues?
What role does competition between women play in the workplace, as illustrated in these clips? Do you think women sexism or gender inequality plays a role in shaping this type of competition, or does this type of competition exist across all genders?