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maternal profiling

maternal profiling
 n.— «The more I thought about the film, the more worked up I got. How, in this day and age, could the people of Pennsylvania tolerate “maternal profiling?”…“I asked other single moms, “How do you get jobs?’ and they would all say, “Oh, I lie and say I don’t have kids. That’s how it works around here’” Kiki said.…In New York, as in several other states, it is illegal to ask questions about marriage and family in a job interview, so Kiki had never faced those questions before, and she never had trouble finding work in New York.» —“Forum: Maternal Profiling” by Cooper Monroe Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Sept. 17, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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