Workplace Double Standards

male sounds passionate and intelligent in interview = sounds like competition

female sounds passionate and intelligent in interview = sounds passionate and intelligent in interview

male has considerable experience in other fields = weak credentials for position

female has considerable experience in other fields = worldly and diverse candidate

male has strong opinions in interview = HR risk

female has strong opinions in interview = top candidate

male friend gets male friend a job = ‘ole boy network’ cheater

female friend gets female friend a job = building a strong team

male working with all female coworkers and boss = bitch

female working with all male coworkers and boss = empowered

all white male staff = sexist, racist, misogynist but gets work done

all white female staff = empowered, diverse, avant garde but gets no work done

male talking in office = wants to brainstorm ideas

female talking in office = wants to brainstorm men

male idea of improving company = selling more, making better products, making money

female idea of improving company = organizing, emotionally connecting, feeling more teamwork

male wants to remove a coworker from company = wait, men are actually this vindictive?

female wants to remove a coworker from company = claim sexual harassment

male sees competition = makes more value to seemĀ indispensable

female sees competition = destroy the competition’s reputation

male jobs = say we need more of them, legislate for black guys

female jobs = say we need more of them, legislate for them

all male company = successful company

all female company = no Title IX for that = fail

male stays at home = bitch

female stays at home = mom

male goes to work = expected

female goes to work = cool

sexy male = works hard

sexy female = “works?”

 

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