everyday sexism live feed:
What was great though was were the stereotypical motorcycle guys, the guys TV and movies depict as being the most sexist. If a sales guy wasn't available they'd immediately come to me asking me detailed question about the bikes, what's the power, are they fuel injected, yadda yadda. Or if I answered the phone (which our department doesn't usually do) it didn't matter to them that a woman just answered the phone, they would starting telling me what was wrong with their bike and how's I'd recommend fixing it. I know a fair share about bikes and cars but not enough to help them and it's not my department so I wouldn't recommend anything for liability reasons but I loved that they gave me the benefit of the doubt. That if I worked there then I probably knew about the bikes and it didn't matter that I wasn't a guy. They'd all also ask if I road and I'd reply yes and they were genuinely excited saying "we need more women riders!" And they always wanted to know what I was doing, where I was going to school, what I was studying...genuine interest. I was a person to them not at all the way the white collar guys acted.
There's a lot of sexism out there and god knows I've encountered a lot of it but I wanted to give a shout out to those guys who aren't degrading and belittling!