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I have gotten in the habit of answering for him. I reach for the check, I order first, I ask questions. Then sometimes they still direct back to him. It's maddening to feel so invisible when you're not doing anything to blend in.”
We finish our meal, waitress brings the check, and - big surprise - tries to hand it directly to my father. He doesn't take it and points at me. The waitress just sets the check down on his side of the table and leaves. I could hardly believe it.”
If I had a euro for every time one of the guys tried to talk over me while I was holding class, I'd have a lot of euros.
I've also seen a woman from an other team blatantly ignoring the women on my team when she wanted to sparr with us. That pissed me off so much.”
He smiled and said 'So I guess they didn't hire you just because you were pretty.'
I knew he meant "pretty AND smart" but it really didn't come out that way.”
There was one teen girl I remember who was kick ass at martial arts, but liked to wear pretty clothes and makeup to work. She was so strong and fit, but the manager always made her work on the tills, despite her protests. I'm not sure if it was that he wanted her on the floor because she was pretty or wanted her out of the stockroom because she was female and therefore weak in his eyes, but either way it was annoying.”
...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.”
'If your car breaks down just pull over, pop the hood and stare into the car. Eventually a man will pull over and help you with whatever is wrong'.”
Or every time I've started a new job and men and women alike assume that I'm my (usually upper management) boss's new secretary rather than an engineer reporting directly to them. 'So what's your degree in? ...oh... I didn't know you were an engineer...'”
Almost every time she goes to buy lumber she is treated poorly by sales people, she did find one sales person who treated her like a smart human being, and now she won't deal with anyone else.
When it comes to buying a car it is a similar thing, but she uses the "Let me call my husband" excuse and then negotiates a lower price over the phone. The best part is usually dad is just sitting quietly on the other end while she pretends they are having a conversation. It's sad she has to do this, but I still think it is hilarious that this has worked for almost 30 years.”
I think it takes me by surprise so much because I used to be thinner and pretty much had no boobs to stare at, so I was used not getting attention for them. Now that I'm plus size, it'll happen every so often and in that way.”
There is a similar trend with speaking-- even though a woman may only speak 25% of the time, others will say that she is taking an equal amount or even dominating the conversation.”
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