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.
This Twitter user asked the women of Twitter a question:Her own story, which was one of several she shared, is disgusting on so many levels. Unsurprisingly, she received hundreds of responses with similarly creepy stories.
@lameravioli I was a manager for a year at a local restaurant. One time a guy came in to fix our stove. When he was… https://t.co/Jq7uJ5N5vj— sarah (@sarah)1550783326.0
@lameravioli One of mine is one day where I introduced myself to a guy in the break room and I told him my job and… https://t.co/Y8v5XDyBjx— Mary Smith (@Mary Smith)1550787484.0
@lameravioli one summer i was interning for a major tech company, i was the only girl on the entire team. one of my… https://t.co/ovExi2TjiW— 𝕞𝕔𝕓𝕦𝕥𝕥 (@𝕞𝕔𝕓𝕦𝕥𝕥)1550782595.0
@lameravioli worked in a hardware store for a hot minute & it was the worst Once this dude came in & I asked if th… https://t.co/vzmlHdKI2h— bella (@bella)1550786209.0
Coffee shop manager
@lameravioli A PASTOR came into the coffee shop I work in saw me wearing leggings and started complaining to my mal… https://t.co/f1qc4X5ksY— Crisptuna✨🧚💕 (@Crisptuna✨🧚💕)1550813914.0
@lameravioli 3 male foremen in a row wouldn't let me demo concrete because I "could get hurt doing men's work." One… https://t.co/LBaFHKCtX3— j (@j)1550783231.0
Restaurant jobNewsflash: The way women dress is never to blame for the behavior of men. Never. It's never a woman's fault that a man is so disgusting as to not be able to control himself when she is wearing a skirt, or spaghetti straps, or whatever.
@lameravioli i got told by my male boss that i couldn’t train to be a manager, because no one would take me serious… https://t.co/Hder3taNeT— andi 👻 (@andi 👻)1550787407.0
@lameravioli oh yea and that time i got fired because my manager had a crush on me and i wouldn’t sleep with him lol 🙃— All Might Simp Account (@All Might Simp Account)1550782694.0
Auto industryThis is not OK on so many levels! Not OK to ask her out in the first place! And the soda shop thing is just beyond gross.
@lameravioli Working in aviation it's constantly assumed I'm a flight attendant. I have a B.S. in Aeronautics, my p… https://t.co/H9sBxQg3tB— Emilie Ann (@Emilie Ann)1551032298.0
ReceptionistThis man called to make an appointment and wouldn't even trust the receptionist, whose job it is to take appointments, because she was a woman. Cue biggest eye roll ever.
"Noah's Ark" listUm, no thanks. This is horrifying. Is there an HR department to take this list to? Because this clearly needs to be addressed.
@lameravioli asked a faculty candidate for the Biology dept what impact they wanted their research to have & they c… https://t.co/EurERb35zr— page (@page)1550795254.0
@lameravioli Got an internship with a classmate (at that time) who sexually harassed me, told the company I didn’t… https://t.co/G51d4MpGwY— 𝔸ℝ 𝔻𝕀 𝕃𝕃𝔸 (@𝔸ℝ 𝔻𝕀 𝕃𝕃𝔸)1550789295.0
@lameravioli I'm the publicist for a comic book company and a blogger called my office to ask for a review copy of… https://t.co/zyQSiy8K6Z— Jacq Cohen (@Jacq Cohen)1551138456.0
@lameravioli Brought up a simple solution during a team meeting and the lead looked at me with dead eyes and said “… https://t.co/e5ojGecazO— KB (@KB)1550833034.0
@lameravioli I visited my office where Id been a CPA for a year with my baby while I was on mat leave A partner ask… https://t.co/c52P49Ideu— Jo Cole (@Jo Cole)1550944043.0
Crew chiefShe goes on to say that she grabs her female boss, and then let them go to town assembling the tent completely the wrong way for two hours. You go, girl.
Athletic trainerNoooooooooooooooo! I knew this would be a bad one from the moment I read "As an athletic trainer," and I was right!
@lameravioli Manufacturing industry, job was included on a 10 person management team and I became the third woman o… https://t.co/v9QtKjDcsg— fiona (@fiona)1550991225.0
@lameravioli I worked in a suit store and I asked a man if he needed any help and he looked at me, then looked at m… https://t.co/fnL13bxNQC— Taylor 🌻 (@Taylor 🌻)1550841947.0
"Learning opportunity"Um, this is a big ol' NOPE from me! Take responsibility for your own mistakes and don't try to twist it into a "learning opportunity" for someone else.
@lameravioli I work in a hardware store and a guy called in asking for the key department. We’re remodeling and it’… https://t.co/pVmCp4Fbts— megan (@megan)1550968102.0
@lameravioli Didn't happen to me but one time at a conference, my coworker/good friend got asked by the older crowd… https://t.co/U8JIVj41TK— Jay Chum-Li (@Jay Chum-Li)1550965255.0
@lameravioli a chef at the restaurant i worked at wouldn’t stop fully grabbing my & my coworker’s butts on shift an… https://t.co/XY35Mu8pCV— brigit (@brigit)1550858466.0
Craft beer shop
@lameravioli I worked in a craft beer shop for 3 years and constantly had older men come in and ask if there was a… https://t.co/fbYepxRveU— Willow Adams (@Willow Adams)1551025392.0
Set design work
@lameravioli I was on set doing design work; I got asked if I needed help while holding a knife. “I feel like I nee… https://t.co/lQWzNcpxbN— allie snow (@allie snow)1550953855.0
@lameravioli I was a judge on a 4x4 shootout. No one could tell me what kind of suspension one car had, so I got in… https://t.co/ngVMkiRxDq— Anzet du Plessis (@Anzet du Plessis)1551082069.0