Today's Women and the 10 Sexist Scenarios They Face at Work
By Indrani Bhattacharyya | August 4, 2014 12:25 PM EST
The silent pain and plight of a woman, what she goes through in her daily life often rests in ignorance.
At work, the kind of humiliation women face, it’s hard to imagine at times.
“According to a report by The Guardian, here are 10 such situations which have been reported repeatedly in “Everyday Sexism Project”.
A trader watches a monitor displaying stocks on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange February 4, 2010.
1. Mistaken as the Secretary:
A lot of women who hold senior posts have reported their emotional turmoil while being mistaken for the secretary every time they attend a meeting especially when they get accompanied by a male colleague.
2. Sorry. I am not the Tea Lady:
Many of the accomplished ladies described their painful experiences about the treatment they have received. One description said, before submitting a report before international clients, she was asked to serve coffee first.
3: It’s not School but Still She is Called “Good Girl’
In an out an out professional environment, it brings sheer disgrace to a woman to be called a ‘good girl’.
4: Don’t Blame it on Menstruation:
Many women complained that whenever they put across a firm opinion, people tend to blame it on their hormones cycles.
5. Was it Your Idea?
Lot of women get regularly let down in office when their brilliant ideas get unnoticed and unappreciated.
6. Is There a Man Available to do the Job?
It is a common practice. The world still can’t have enough faith on a woman’s capability. Whatever profession it is, looking for a man has always been the first option.
7. Elaborate Your Child Care Plans:
During interview, it is not uncommon to ask a woman candidate about her childcare plans while thoroughly ignoring her credentials for the post she had applied for.
8. You are a “Maternity Risk”
The familiar notion that a woman puts family before files, motherhood before work, and every working lady has to go through this at some point of their professional life.
9. A New Mother has got a “Baby Brain”
Most of the employers strongly believe that it’s difficult for a new mother to focus on her work. The question hardly arises with new fathers though.
10. Undue Advantages:
Last but not the least, making completely undesirable sexual advancements by superiors has made the situation worst for many of the working women.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Still The World Champions: Team USA Overpowers Serbia, 129-92 To Win 2014 FIBA World Cup [PHOTOS]
- Pope Francis: World War III Has Started On Piecemeal
- After Win Over Maidana, Mayweather Says He Is Prepared To Negotiate A Fight With Pacquiao
- From Fat To Fit: Celebrities Who Were Overweight Before They Became The Beauties That They Are
Join the Conversation
- Maria Menounos Lost 40 Pounds; She Follows a Low Carb Vegetarian Diet, Her Weight Loss and Fitness Secrets Revealed
- 'Django Unchained' Actress Danielle Watts Mistaken As Prostitute And Arrested; Accused Police of Racism
- Airborne Version of Ebola Virus Could Wipe Out 1.2 Million; Aussie Doctor Appeals For Help
- A Wife's Happiness is More Crucial Than Her Husband's For a Long Lasting, Happy Marriage, Finds Study
- Kim Kardashian's Pregnancy Glow Returns; Rumour Mill Suggests That Kim Is Pregnant
- iPhone 6 vs iPhone 6 Plus vs Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8: Performance, CPU and Health
- Google Release Roundup: Nexus 5 2014, Nexus 6, Nexus 8 and Android L Killer Features
- Samsung Attacks iPhone 6 Plus Through New Galaxy Note 4 Commercial: Apple Claims Imitating Galaxy Note Phablets
- iPhone 6 And IPhone 6 Plus Sold Out, New Stocks To Arrive In October
- Pregnant Kate Middleton May Call Off Malta Trip Due To Sickness: Royal Couple Will Move To Anmer Hall Residence
- Moto G (Gen 2) vs. Xiaomi Redmi 1S—Specifications, Features And Price Showdown
- Nexus 6, 8 Release Dates Imminent as Moto X Pre-Order Begins & Nexus 7 Deals Ramp Up