I’m walking my dog outside my apartment and a man appears. He asks what type of dog she is. After I answer, he repeats my answer and asks again. Then he asks if I’m single. Obviously it wasn’t about my gorgeous dog but his insecurity about his masculinity.
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Sexism has always been a sensitive topic to me, I always feel offended when I hear comments such as, “Wheres a man when you need one?” (when trying to lift something such as a case of water), or “he’s a guy, he doesn’t want to go shopping!”. I strongly believe that there is nothing that a man can or should be obligated to do that women can’t, and there is nothing that women can or should be obligated to do that men can’t. Men CAN cook, clean, and take care of children just as much as women can. Women CAN work on cars, lift heavy objects, and fix things around the house. There are no such thing as “men’s jobs” or “women’s jobs”, there are only things that need done.
With that out of the way, I have tons of stories of sexism, both at work and otherwise. When truck day comes around, my manager schedules men to help unload. I have helped with truck once since I started (2 months ago, we get a truck weekly) and that was when there were no men there to help. Everyone (including customers) realize this but think nothing of it because as according to social norm, that’s just the way things are.
Sexism is everywhere, every day. If you pay attention, you’ll notice that women are treated different from men, and men are treated different from women. As far as I am concerned, sexism is racism and should be recognized as such. It is beyond time for things to change.
Whenever I go into a sports equipment store (most of the time, golf stores) with a male (I am female), the sales clerks descend upon the male and leave me to wander. Clerks, I am an 8 handicap golfer, and I spend good money on my game, but not with you. Get into the 21st century, why don’t you?
Was given a form to fill out by my team leader when he said, “you need a pen don’t you – oh wait no. You’re a woman, you should always have a pen on you”. I gave a sarcastic laugh but realised that he was deadly serious when he walked away and did not return.
I crossed the road and walked towards my car. A group of young males shouted at me “you going to go get f****ed you dirty b****h.” This was followed by “MILF”. I did nothing to these young people. I just crossed the road.
RETWEET for Ass
FAV for Boobs
Good to see Twitter has hit a new low, this is a thing now
This is not ” liking girls” this is showing off to males over the bodies of women
I was pitching a new application for a product and the male boss asked me three times if it was really my idea.
In highschool, I was the only girl in the woodshop class. Everything I did was automatically held to a lower standard by my teacher. When talking to the class, he would slowly repeat basic instructions while looking at me as if I was too stupid to understand the first time, and should I do something well, I would be met with comments of “that’s pretty good *for a girl.*”
A male colleague said I will never own a fancy car. Out of nowhere. Wtf
“Shut the fuck up,” said my husband. “I agree that mysogyny affects women.”