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Last week: In a meeting with stakeholders, two women and one man.… - Tactical Ninja

Mar. 16th, 2016

09:11 am

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Last week:
In a meeting with stakeholders, two women and one man. Man starts making 'kitchen' and 'know your place' jokes. Other woman and I try to give as good as we get but he gets the last word because the only step left is to actually call him out on being offensive and.. stakeholder.

This week:
Two men sitting at a table near my desk discussing how many 'females' are needed to create gender balance in an invitation-only event. I cringe inwardly every time they say 'females' but say nothing because at least they are trying for gender balance, and also because it would be rocking the boat in the workplace.

I'm sure there are people out there who will happily tell me what I should've done, but the fact is that I shouldn't have to be thinking about what I should've done, this crap should not still be happening, and I should be able to call it out without it being a problem.

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From:m_danson
Date:March 15th, 2016 08:14 pm (UTC)
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I should be able to call it out without it being a problem.

Oh fuck yes.

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From:kehleyr
Date:March 16th, 2016 12:15 am (UTC)
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this crap should not still be happening, and I should be able to call it out without it being a problem. Fuck yes indeed!
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From:pundigrion
Date:March 17th, 2016 02:40 am (UTC)
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Ugh, sexism with a side of power dynamics!
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