f you’re a woman, you’ve probably had some pretty messed up sexist stuff happen to you in your workplace. Whether it was a man referring to you as “honey,” complimenting your handshake (who knew women could shake hands just like men!), or assuming you were a man because of your job title, sexism is pretty common in the working world. Women don’t have to wear giant shoulder pads anymore to fit in with the men in offices, but that doesn’t mean all men see them as equals.
This week journalist Nicola Bartlett posted on Twitter about a very sexist thing that happened to her at work.
Of course she couldn’t be the journalist! She’s a woman! What does she know about writing words down and making them fit together into sentences? Word wranglin’? Why, that’s a man’s job!
Other people started replying with their own stories of sexism in the workplace.
The frustrating thing about this one is that the sad, single librarian is also a stereotype about women. Sorry lady librarians, you can’t win!
It seems like a lot of female journalists get mistaken for men.
But she could have been one of those very common male Jennifers, so it’s not really their fault, right?
This one is very, very satisfying, though.
I hope she turned around dramatically to reveal herself as herself.
There’s actually this new policy where they let women into law school these days.
Judge Judy. Heard of her? She went to one. Along with thousands of other women.