Get ready to get angry. It is 2019 and sexism is still rampant in the workplace, especially in, but not limited to male-dominated industries. Some men cannot wrap their head around the fact that a woman could be an aviation expert or the lead on a construction project. They call women “sweetheart” or “honey” and constantly condescend them. Sometimes, they refuse to talk to women at all.
It is infuriating beyond belief that this is still the norm in today’s society. And yeah, I am going to call it the norm. Every woman I know has had an experience where they felt like their ideas were not taken seriously in a meeting or they were cut off by a male coworker while trying to make a point. No matter what field you work in, you will encounter men who, whether consciously or not, see you as less than, as not worthy of being taken seriously. It has got to stop. This thread, in which women share their personal experiences with sexism in the workplace, is the first step toward making sure it ends.