“We were preparing a meeting room, moving desks and chairs. I was helping with the furniture moving while a male colleague who had VERY RECENTLY injured his back and only a few days prior been allowed to leave his bed to go back to work observed. He got called out by another colleague for standing around while women moved furniture, and despite me saying that he'd only just recovered from a back injury the recently recovered colleague felt it less embarrassing to just take over moving the furniture while I worried about him doing his back in again.

...fortunately he didn't injure himself, but the message was that no matter how fit a woman is, she is still less fit than a man with a bad back.”

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