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Did a middle-aged white guy call me out today for referring to our female engineering interns as "girls"?

yup, that happened.

he was totally nonchalant about it too. "You mean women?"

yup, I did.

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altamira16
Jul. 16th, 2014 03:19 am (UTC)
There are a lot of groups that call themselves "girl" something when they are attempting to include women, and it is silly.
okoshun
Jul. 16th, 2014 11:46 am (UTC)
*laugh* Yeah..I've been caught on wording like that too.

Just don't call chicks broads. ;)
smittenbyu
Jul. 16th, 2014 04:51 pm (UTC)
On a local radio station in DC Metro area (forget which one), the DJ talked about some 22 year old woman who was drunk and fell asleep on the train tracks and still survived the train going over her. another about 18 year old men who were caught in raping a woman. The woman was a "girl" and the 18 year old boys were "men". All done in a span of 5 minute news report.

I couldn't have been the only one thinking that differentiation strange!
lepid0ptera
Jul. 16th, 2014 06:04 pm (UTC)
http://aom.org/News/Press-Releases/Women-and-minority-corporate-executives-are-penalized-for-fostering-diversity,-study-finds.aspx

"Women and minority corporate executives are penalized for fostering diversity, study finds"

So it's not all internalized sexism! :).
njntrubl
Jul. 16th, 2014 06:47 pm (UTC)
I once held a door open for a woman at a restaurant where she nodded at me to go ahead. When I didn't, she walked through and muttered, "gender roles." Immediately felt like as ass. lol
mrs_dragon
Jul. 19th, 2014 02:08 am (UTC)
*fist bump* I am SO GLAD the people call people on their shit. I'm getting better at it, but it can be so tough.
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