Glass Ceilings

Tower of London's Sexist Scandal

Meet Moira Cameron, 44, who broke one of England's most solid glass ceilings when, in 2007, she became the first woman Yeoman Warder in the Tower of London's 1,000-year-old history. But it hasn't been easy. A week ago, Tower authorities launched an investigation into allegations of harassment against her. Now, two of her fellow beefeaters have been suspended, and one person has received a police citation for defacing her Wikipedia entry. Cameron beat out five men for the job of Yeoman Warder after completing the required minimum of 22 years in the armed service. Not all of her 34 male colleagues welcomed her. Cameron said that one man told her that "he was completely and utterly against me doing the job. I said to him 'I would like to thank you for dismissing my 22 years' service in Her Majesty's armed forces.’"