I was talking to a friend last night and she asked me if I had ever read Every Day Sexism, which is a website and very active Twitter feed exposing the daily harassment that women are faced with in the streets, at home, and at work.
One of the first tweets I noticed was a link to an article: 10 sexist scenarios that women face at work
At the bottom, it asks women how many they've faced.
For my part:
- I've been expected to make tea, and handed the empty cups, even as the Office Manager
- I fully recognise the scenario of men getting the first handshake and then being deferred to throughout the conversation
- I've been called a 'good girl'
- I've experienced inappropriate solicitations and wandering eyes
Equality in the workplace, even in terms of pay, is still not a place we have arrived at. Do your part to stamp out inappropriate behaviour both in the office and in yourself. Team effort, people.