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Karen

When I’m the only woman with a group of men and one of them swears and apologises only to me. Even if they don’t know the other men well they assume it is okay to swear in front of them but because I’m a woman I’m delicate or something. I believe they think it is respectful but it makes me feel inferior. To be fair this luckily doesn’t happen too much in my workplace as it is a fairly equal man:woman split and quite young 25-35 but it is still an issue. Although this is not anywhere near as distressing as sexual harassment I think subtle types of sexism like this is a problem and leads to the continuation of men and women feeling separate.