"Sex discrimination involves treating someone (an applicant or employee) unfavorably because of that person’s sex."
United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
It is with this as background that I offer one of my favorite parts about Hollywood, the job posting that requests gender. Now I'm not a labor lawyer. So I will not suggest that I know all the legal minutia that can be debated on this matter. But it seems a little hinkey when a job posting (and this one is hardly a rarity) can read like the one I saw this morning. I have posted a slightly redacted version of it for your review. I don't want to get sued either...
I need to find a replacement for myself on [Executive's name redacted] desk. He and I would like to fill the position fairly quickly... If you have any names (females preferred, please)* of people who you'd like to recommend, I'd rather take direct referrals than put it on the job list...Resumes can come directly to me at [email redacted].And for all you unemployed gentlemen, if you're interested in gender reassignment surgery, here's a list of costs. That said, I'm not really sure it's worth it.