An interesting thing happened during my separation and eventual divorce over six years ago.
After the ex informed me she wanted to split, during an argument over a credit card bill of all things, little could I have imagined how quickly things would change.
But start keeping notes of what was said, and when (including saving any emails or voicemails that are misogynistic).
There may come a time, either when you’ve been passed over for a promotion or just when You Can’t Take It Anymore, that you want to bring suit.
I’d avoid making the initial email a “call to action” or complaining in any way about your experience — but rather just putting the feeler out to see if people want to get together.
My current workplace is relatively gender-balanced, and after a year of working here I haven’t really encountered any overt sexism.” (It is a software I use daily and most of them use once or twice every two weeks.) It was a very unpleasant lunch, and I came away with the perception this was par for the course for my co-workers, as they didn’t indicate their conversation was in any way unusual.I have had similar experiences at a previous workplace where I did an internship.) Whether it’s company-wide or city-wide, this is the perfect kind of impetus to create a networking group for women in your niche area.All it takes is one or two women at different companies to get the ball rolling; you could even reach out to your alumni groups to see if other women are working locally.
What is the best way to respond to casual workplace sexism like this?