Woman Quits Job After Boss Tells Her ‘Her Skirts Were Distracting Boys From Work’

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Even though we live in a supposedly “modern” 2019, it is still commonplace for women to be ordered to downplay their sexuality, or cover-up their figures in the workplace. Because, you know, God forbid a man gets distracted by the presence of the female body!

But one woman decided that she wasn’t going to be oppressed in the workplace like this, and quit her job after her boss asked her to stop wearing skirts. Girl power!

Nadia Bokody decided enough was enough after her boss called her in for an “urgent meeting”… To discuss her skirts and figure-hugging outfits. She swiftly quit her job after the meeting, simultaneously taking a stand for all woman-kind.

Keep scrolling to read Nadia’s full story, or just to feel empowered as a woman… Or both.

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Nadia here takes no crap off men.

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The Sydney-based magazine editor, journalist, Instagram influencer, and self-proclaimed sexpert uses her skillset to advocate for women’s sexual health and enjoyment.

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Nadia’s outspoken attitude about women’s sexuality has gained her a solid fan base, with her Instagram and Twitter accounts combined accumulating over 55,000 followers.

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Women deserve to be open and vocal about their sexuality without being judged or discriminated against – And that’s now her mission.

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Nadia uses her platform to speak out on behalf of all women and to, most importantly, liberate them in an otherwise male-dominated world.

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Because she once suffered at the very hands of this discrimination.

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However, she quickly quit her job after realizing the type of oppressive environment she was working in.

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It was her first official job after graduating from University – Teaching English at an all-boys high school. Sets the scene quite nicely, doesn’t it?

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Writing in her opinion piece for news.com.au, Nadia explained how she was called into her bosses office for an “urgent meeting.”

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“My brain’s performing an audit of offenses that could have landed me here (falling asleep at my desk last week? Not replacing the can of Coke I took from the fridge?)” she wrote.

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Because her clothes were the offense. Her feminine clothes, to be precise.

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How dare someone wear feminine clothes or feel good about themselves at work?! Never mind a woman doing it?!

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Yes, a fully grown man. Uncomfortable with a woman in a skirt. Can someone remind me what century we’re living in?

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Nadia explained what her boss said in their urgent meeting: “We’d prefer if you didn’t wear skirts or anything figure-hugging. It’s distracting the boys from their work,’ he continues, running his eyes down my body disapprovingly.”

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And she wrote about how she felt completely degraded and put-down in their meeting. “I nod back in silent astonishment, feeling the tears prickle at my eyes… Suddenly I feel less like one of the staff and more like one of the students.”

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She decided that she had too much respect for herself to continue working for someone with such an archaic ideology, so she quit. “I handed in my resignation two days after that meeting with my boss.”

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She explained why she quit, writing, “Not because it made me feel uncomfortable (though it did), or because I no longer felt respected as an intellectual equal (though I didn’t), but because I believed the young men I’d taught were capable of far more than fixating on what I was wearing.”

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“This is also my first real introduction to being sexualized against my will. It will not be my last.”

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She now dedicates her life to female sexuality, and regularly posts NSFW pictures onto her Instagram account. However, this does not mean she should be objectified. “Regardless of what I wear, barely a day goes by when someone doesn’t leave a comment on one of my posts, calling me desperate for male validation. Because, after all, why else would a woman show off her body, or put effort into her appearance?”

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Nadia wants to prove that women are more than just their bodies.

“The fact I have multiple university degrees, manage a team, and run my own successful company all seemingly count for nothing if my bra’s visible on Instagram. This ideology doesn’t just undermine and dehumanize women. It assumes men are essentially primitive, insatiable animals, at the constant mercy of their baser impulses.” With more people like Nadia taking a stand for women’s rights, we may finally have the empowerment we’ve always deserved.

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