brass ceiling

brass ceiling

The barrier of gender bias that makes it difficult for women in the military to advance through the ranks. A play on the phrase "glass ceiling," which refers to the same difficulty for women in the workplace in general. I can't stand this brass ceiling—if I were a man, I'd be a corporal by now.
See also: brass, ceiling
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The lifting of these restrictions on women in the military represents a long overdue crack in the"brass ceiling," a point where only combat training and experience merit promotions to the highest ranks.
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Military women face a brass ceiling, (37) while Sandberg's experience lies in successfully breaking through a glass ceiling.
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Her appointment marks breach of the 'brass ceiling' that keeps women from top assignments in the military.
Since such an ideal doesn't exist, the US will have to start looking at shattering the "brass ceiling".
It's time to break this brass ceiling. That's why I have encouraged Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to lift the prohibition on qualified women in combat and allow them to compete for the same jobs and opportunities currently available to men.
Dorothy Moses Schulz, BREAKING THE BRASS CEILING: WOMEN POLICE CHIEFS & THEIR PATHS TO THE TOP.
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"History will no doubt take note of (Dunwoody's) achievement in breaking through this final 'brass ceiling' to pin on this fourth star," he said.
"History will no doubt take note of her achievement in breaking through this final brass ceiling to pin on a fourth star," Gates said.
'Next you gather all the fabric to the top and stitch it on to a brass ceiling ring.'
Top stitch these to another piece of fabric and double this over the hoolahoop, then gather the material to the top and stitch on to a brass ceiling ring.