Group session July 1st

GPT conversation –

Gatekeeping refers to the practice of controlling access to resources, opportunities, or professions. It can serve both positive and negative functions depending on how it is applied. Here’s a breakdown of what the statement means:

  1. Judicious Gatekeeping: This is gatekeeping that is done for valid, merit-based reasons. It ensures that only individuals who meet certain standards or qualifications can access certain roles or opportunities. For example:
    • Medical Education: Medical students go through extensive education and residency programs to ensure they have the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience to practice medicine safely and effectively. This kind of gatekeeping is necessary to protect patient health and safety.
  2. Corrupt Gatekeeping: This refers to gatekeeping that is done for reasons other than merit. It may involve favoritism, discrimination, or other unfair practices that prevent capable individuals from accessing opportunities. Examples include:
    • Nepotism: Giving jobs or opportunities to friends or family members regardless of their qualifications.
    • Discrimination: Excluding individuals based on race, gender, or other non-merit-based factors.
Group session July 1st