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I work as a hospital orderly/porter and it's very common for men to comment on it being a mans job.


There is this old guy that goes to my gym that always comes up to talk to me and stares at my chest.Hes about 35 years older than me.I was doing pullups at the gym last week and this same old man taps me on the shoulder while Im hanging from the pullup bar.I took out my earphones and he said
"after you finish that Im going to show you your next exercise."He explained the exercise and I said I know that one.Im going to do what I was already doing.He walked off in a rage.he thought I had my headset volume up,but I didnt.He then yelled to another man"Back in the old days women did what men told them to."He then hurriedly left the gym.


I run track for my high school team and the uniforms we have are tight tank tops and spandex. One day at a meet i was tired and decided to lay down on the turf field to take a nap. Naturally I bent one leg and brought it up to my chest because that is just how I sleep. As i was attempting to take a nap i heard boys whispering behind me and i thought maybe they were just talking to each other about something and didn't want to be loud. But then they started talking louder and saying things like "Wonder what shes like in bed" and "Oh my god i just came". Both of which were digusting to hear and i thought that i should just sit back up. Upon sitting up i hear grunts from behind me and theyre now making bets on who's going to not be a "pussy" and go talk to me. Finally one of them taps me on the back and i turn around and say "can i help you?" and he responds back with "hi um could you lay back down for us we liked the view". i didn't even know how to respond to that i was at a complete loss for words. Who has to audacity to say that to a 15 year old girl at a sports event surrounded by students, parents and coaches. No one around me made any reaction to what they just said and i was mortified. It made me feel so dirty and i continued to be sitting indian style until they all eventually got up and left. In the next days i thought that it happened because i WAS wearing tight shorts and i WAS laying down in such a way and i just thought that boys will be boys its not a big deal. I wish i had the courage to stand up for my self and say something to those savages.


I'm so tired of being called "honey" everytime I buy a sandwich at the deli next to my work.


I called my maintenance manager today about some non-emergency things needing fixed in my apartment. He tried to dismiss me immediately saying he was busy. I continued talking because last time I called he immediately hung up on me after this statement. He continued to dismiss every request saying, "that is not in your apartment, its outside... I don't know if I'm responsible for that. The landlord has told me he is.

When my boyfriend calls, he is polite and here within a day.


Today in school a boy told is friend he was acting like a "little girl." I asked him why he chose to say girl instead of boy. He told me it was because his friend was whining and complaining. I then replied with "boys whine and complain too." The boy paused and thought about, then his friend said "ooohh she got you!" sexism: 0 Defying the stereotypes: 1