Work sucks


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05 September 2005

Just another day at work in a female-dominated office, and another day with all the misandrist twittering that buzzes through the air.

One woman’s divorced father has started dating a woman with several kids of her own. The colleague of mine was grumbling that her dad might get married to this woman, prompting her to moan “I hope he doesn’t adopt her children, I want something for my inheritance.” In other words, she didn’t want her dad finding happiness in a second marriage lest she might lose out on some of his cash when he dies. What a loving and considerate daughter.

Another woman was pointing out that her one-week old nephew had fallen ill and was having breathing difficulties, resulting in him being rushed to hospital the previous night. “Males are like that though,” she quipped, “always whining and being ill. They never grow out of it.” What a loving and considerate Auntie.

posted by Duncan Idaho @ 8:01 PM
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At 3:13 AM, TestSubjectXP said…

Wait, I thought males don’t pay attention to their health and thus don’t talk about or seek help when they’re ill.

Uggh, the sexism is spinning my mind in circles.

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At 3:20 AM, Trescius said…

I feel so lucky to work with women who may call themselves feminists but by their actions (day to day from what I’ve seen) are more egaltarian. Meaning if you can do the work, great. If only the customers were more like that at time.

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At 4:49 PM, Duncan Idaho said…

Wait, I thought males don’t pay attention to their health and thus don’t talk about or seek help when they’re ill.

There was a perfect illustration of that particular hypocrisy at my workplace the other day, where one woman complained that men don’t look after themselves or ever go to the doctors “because they’re too macho to complain when they’re ill” and then, seconds later, she started a rant about how feeble and pathetic men are when they’re ill.

“Doublethink” is what Orwell called it.
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