Would you say that to a man?


Excellent examples and advice for becoming more aware of #sexism and calling it out/refraining from perpetuating it. Thanks, Rebecca Griffin!

Of Means and Ends

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“I’m not going to apply for the job because I want you to get it.”

I was in my mid-20s and a promotion opened up in my division at work and I planned to apply for it. Given the hierarchy in our department, one male coworker and I were the natural ones to consider for the job. When the topic came up, that’s what he said to me: “I’m not going to apply for the job because I want you to get it.” I don’t remember what I said in the moment, but I remember quietly seething and thinking, “Don’t do me any favors. Go ahead and apply and I’ll still get it.”

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3 thoughts on “Would you say that to a man?

  1. That was a good post she wrote. I’m a big proponent of trying to alert people to subtle sexism, and jeez, it is hard going. As evidenced by some of the crass comments on the post … Thanks for sharing it. I might link to it on another sexism post. Can’t write about sexism too often or people might get bored. It’s not really important, y’know.

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