Stream Of Consciousness
Posted by: anonymous
2021-04-22 16:40:58
ID: 67032
In response to a confession. OP with personal horrible women stories here. I wasn't talking about bosses, I was talking women I have worked with in a professional setting. And I got no problem with assertive people (men or women), I'm talking actual horrible experiences. Like the time I was party to a a female coworker telling her direct reports "We got to get this guy fired, he is useless. If he isn't gone in a week, I'm going to say he is sexually harassing me - that ought to get him out of here. You all will back me up, right?" Yes, I reported her to HR. It didn't change anything. Well, we did get rid of the useless guy at the next review, because he was bad at his job. I got several more stories like that. I'm not saying all women are horrible, just in my experience, I see truly appalling behavior more from women than men. It is possible it is my bias, although that would be deeply subconscious, since I am a women in a professional setting who puts effort toward both gender and race equality in the workplace.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-04-21 20:50:48
ID: 67030
In response to a confession. Really? There's a lot of data saying women are "over the top"? Where? Here's one study that says just the opposite. I can post more, as there are a lot of them., Here are a few highlights for ya. "Our data implies that gender differences may lie not in how women act but in how people perceive their actions." "The difference in promotion rates between men and women was due not to their behavior but to how they were treated. This indicates that arguments about changing women’s behavior might miss the bigger picture: Gender inequality is due to bias, not differences in behavior."
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-04-21 19:37:31
ID: 67029
When my daughter joined the robotics team at her high school, they immediately tasked her with sewing the team patches on the shirts. This was four years ago, not 1950, not 1980. They never once let her actually participate in designing the robots. So yeah, she got pissed. They called her 'over the top' too. Nothing was done about it of course, and she quit the team. With my full support. I'm guessing at some point in her life, somebody told Kamala Harris she was 'over the top' too. I say let's all go over the top. Storm the fucking gates.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-04-21 15:16:10
ID: 67028
In response to a confession. You're wrong. There is actual data to refute you. You don't get to state your opinion and call it facts because it's 'your world view'.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-04-20 19:18:35
ID: 67020
In response to a confession. Except there are a shit ton of studies and data that say otherwise. "Completely over the top" is entirely subjective and often based on double standards as far as behavior goes. A woman raises her voice? Totally out of control! A man does it? He's passionate! Sorry if you think that women in the workplace objecting to being interrupted, not taken seriously, and tasked with party planning no matter what their title, is "over the top."
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-04-20 18:40:00
ID: 67019
In response to a confession. And for every horrible man story, I can give you 10 horrible women stories (especially in a professional setting - women are frequently completely over the top). I know it is shocking, but sometimes your world view is different then other peoples, and it doesn't make them wrong.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-04-20 03:20:56
ID: 67012
In response to a confession. For every horrible woman story, especially in a professional setting, I can give you 10 horrible men stories. At least.
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Posted by: NoMoreSecrets
2021-04-20 02:14:04
ID: 67011
You all can complain about men all you want, I personally find women to be worse. I was on a zoom call with DH, a female friend and a male friend. Female friend works for a company about to go public, and was asking how much company stock we thought she should buy at the opening price. I talked for 5 minutes about stock evaluations, market perceptions, overall tech stock performance, and cautioned her never to put in more money than she could afford to throw away. Male friend babbled for a few minutes about how rich she would be if the stock was like Apple or Facebook (which has nothing to do with her company). After we got off the call, DH said he would bet money that she would ignore my advice, even though I majored in Econ. I said no, she would listen to me even though I'm female. Nope! She just called us, depressed that that stock went down 20% in the first few days, and how much money she lost, and now how is going to afford the new(er) car she needs. <sigh>
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-04-19 20:19:41
ID: 67009
My husband's thing is to explain to me how to use household appliances. Like the washing machine and dishwasher. I swear to god, I might clock him next time he does it. His reason? If I break it, HE is the one who is going to have to fix it. True enough, yes. But does he really think I don't know how to use a washing machine? I've been washing his underwear for 20 years. Peeling apart three layers of dirty shirts every winter for TWENTY years. It kills me. Why ARE men, even? Can't we figure out a way to replicate sperm yet? Or -at least- can WE be in charge for the next millennia? They had the first one, and TBH I'm not impressed with the job they've done of it.
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Posted by: anonymous
2021-04-19 20:01:09
ID: 67008
In response to a confession. I've put up with so much BS from men throughout my life, but I was never bitter. I am now, though. Last week, H and I were having peel 'n eat shrimp. As I was peeling my first one, he said, "Do you want me to show you how to peel it?" and I said "NO!" Like JFC, man - this is not the first time we've eaten these! I then said, "I didn't tell you this, but last week I came really really close to going absolutely apeshit on a male coworker." He asked why, and I said, "Because he was the THIRD man that day to either tell me what to do, or what *I* wanted. WTF, I'm in my 50s!!!" So sick of them!
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