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This Is What It Would Be Like If Men Were Treated Like Women In The Workplace

"That's a real problem."

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Most offices have a generally male-dominated culture. What if an office were run by women? We flipped the script and imagined a world where men experienced the social pressures and double standards that women in the workplace do.

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Here are some things that would be totally different in that world:

That thing where normal bodily functions are treated as totally gross.

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"All right, I'm gonna go put these in myself!"

That pressure to "not end sentences with a question" and "be more assertive."

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That thing of feeling like your interests are not "serious" enough.

MY LOVE FOR KITTIES IS EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL.
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MY LOVE FOR KITTIES IS EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL.

When you're only asked for input as a "special interest group."

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When you're talked over in meetings, even when your idea is awesome.

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Being asked to do things that the other gender isn't asked to do, like pick up a cake, or clean up, or take notes. Always.

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"We all play for the same team."

Having people assume your role based on your appearance.

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Feeling uncertain about asking for more, when you're undervalued.

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Seeing "that look" when you point out that, for example, your gender is only represented in a script by a hottie.

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Being told that you're exaggerating things.

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"I don't think that they're sexist. I think maybe they really don't believe they have the ability to understand my perspective."

And when you say, "I know these don't seem like a big deal, but they have real repercussions on my career."

You're told, "I can see you're really emotional about this."
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You're told, "I can see you're really emotional about this."

When you realize this is going on, it's like waking up.

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"It was like nobody was listening to me. It was like this system was already in place that I wasn't a part of."

Yeah.
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Yeah.

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