Friday, March 18, 2016

Switching Roles in the Workplace

I was just talking to my friend yesterday about how hard it is to talk about sexism. We have the concrete examples like pay checks but when it comes to the day to day discrimination of women, it's really difficult to pinpoint, articulate, and vocalize. It's especially hard for women to individually discuss the problem with others because then people often attribute those issues to that one woman. Women consistently deal with a lot of invalidation, degradation, and discrimination on a day to day basis. Workplaces offer a much more formal place to foster this type of degradation which I think contributes to the systemic issues and the more permanent types of problems. I love this video because I think it does a really good job explaining what it's like on a routine day to day basis.

1 comment:

  1. Kate, I thought this was a really interesting video. While it was some what comical, it had really great points. This idea of sexism in a workplace is something that I have had on my mind a lot lately as I will be entering the work force in May when I graduate. I think that stuff like this happens in companies all over the country and its concerning, especially when I am in a male dominated industry. Thanks for sharing.