World·Posted on 1 Mar 201719 Indian Women Reveal Offensive, Sexist Remarks They've Heard At Work"How do people take you seriously at work when you wear lipstick and dresses and all? – A bestselling author."by by Andre BorgesBuzzFeed Staff, India, by Rega JhaBuzzFeed ContributorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink 1. Kaneez Surka Comedian Kaneez Surka: "I don't like female comedians making sexual jokes, it just doesn't sound right." 2. Priya Malik Reality TV star, comedian, writer Priya Malik: "At a comedy club... a man once told me that women could only be either pretty or funny. My vagina LOL'd." 3. Pooja Dhingra Chef and entrepreneur Pooja Dhingra: "While trying to rent my first kitchen space... 'Where is your husband? Has he passed away?' – The real estate agent". 4. Shweta Tripati Actress Shweta Tripati: "There's no item song in the movie? Then it's doubtful if it'll be a hit." 5. Vishakha Singh Actress and producer Vishakha Singh: "You shouldn't ask too many questions to the director. A heroine must be cute and bubbly." 6. Akash Iyer "How do people take you seriously at work when you wear lipstick and dresses and all? – A bestselling author." 7. Shreena Thakore "You're way too pretty to spend all day indoors writing code." 8. Pia Alize "I always send pretty girls to meet clients. That way they usually agree... Make sure you smile. You have a nice smile." 9. Esha Chatterjee "Madam, legal documents don't require ladies to sign." 10. Priyanka Shertukde "We cannot send you for outstation shoots... The company refuses to pay for women's safety." 11. Akash Iyer "Don't wear short dresses to office. It distracts other people." 12. Richa Makker "We cannot hire you because you're 25 and unmarried and that is always risky." 13. BuzzFeed India "A male counterpart's opinion was valued and appreciated over mine despite sharing the same opinion." 14. Meera Sapra "Oh, you work from home? Isn't that the best thing any Indian woman could ask for?" 15. Samridhi Dewan "If you have to progress in this industry, you'll have to become someone's girlfriend." 16. BuzzFeed India "You will easily get the job because your his favourite li'l intern." 17. Priyanka Iyer "Women of power in this company are either bored wives of rich men or frustrated single women with no lives." 18. Hardik Sadhwani "Being mansplained how to do my job... By men who don't have my skill set, from entirely different departments, and who actually don't know what my job entails.Thank you, you omniscient beings." 19. BuzzFeed India "You women are not to be preaching, teaching from pulpit; be submissive and quiet, god will honour you with a good husband and nice future." Andre BorgesBuzzFeed Staff, IndiaAndre Borges is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.Contact Andre Borges at firstname.lastname@example.org.Got a confidential tip? 👉 Submit it hereRega JhaBuzzFeed ContributorRega Jha is the Editor-in-Chief of BuzzFeed India and is based in Mumbai. Contact Rega Jha at email@example.com.