Irritation beyond reason….
Now I will preface that this does not have anything to do with sexual assault or rape. I will however say that this post has to do with the way that some men see women.
I work in a field that is predominantly male. I work for a company that manufactures child safety items and I work in the testing facility. My job is a mix between mechanic, safety technician, engineering assistant….basically I maintain my equipment, load up the tests and offer insight to the engineers. It is a really cool job. That being said, I also help take care of some of the administrative duties. Twice now I have been cutting out cards for the drivers to use to report unscheduled down time. Twice now some male has asked “What are you cutting out paper dolls?” If it was a guy that was sitting doing this task, I seriously doubt that they would be asked that same question. Seriously? Paper dolls? And one of the guys that did that was my boss’s boss.
I am not irritated enough to take it up the chain. I know that there are some stupid things that just don’t register that they are stupid even to the person saying them.
I will climb off of my soap box now. Back to cutting out “paper dolls”…