At work, you may not have noticed how many women are actually there. There the one who always cries after her yearly review and that other one who orders the pastries and coffee for important meetings ?Alexandra, Alexandria, something. Always forget her name. Or the one who runs HR and occasionally raises her voice in meetings ?so shrill and that awful haircut. But, unbelievably, there are likely more than three women in your workplace. How can you be sure?
Well, look around. A common mistake is not actually seeing women who are over 32, are above a size 8, are mothers, and/or are obviously smarter and more capable than you. This is what women call 渂eing invisible,?which is deceptive since theye just as much of an actual physical life form as you are, except without the sense of entitlement.
Secondly, women love to shop. You might be thinking, ell duh, even I know that. Those THE FUTURE IS FEMALE T-shirts aren buying themselves!?No, no, dummy, we mean really shop. Did you know that women are responsible for 70-80% of consumer spending? And wee not talking about T-shirts; wee talking cars, houses, and other big expensive man stuff!
Because of this, you might want to rethink how you cast when it comes to those television commercials and videos you hope go viral. While the bases seem pretty well covered when it comes to the role of Laughing Yogurt Eater Who Has a Difficult Time Pooping, The Patient and Condescending Wife of that One Dumb Bastard, and/or The Mom Who Has Hot Pockets庐 For Dayz, you should strive to highlight these less visible roles: Woman Who Does the Same Job As That Guy But Gets Paid Way Less, The Breastfeeding Mom Who Doesn Want to Make Food For Her Baby On the Toilet But Thanks for the Bathroom as Lactation Room Suggestion, and/or I Feel The Anger of a Thousand Suns When You Steal My Ideas In Meetings, DAN, So YES IGonna Raise My Voice Right Now and Youe Gonna Take a Seat and Zip Your Idea-Stealing-Mouth You Fucking Fraud.
Lastly, while youe rah-rah-ing women via your Twitter account, Facebook page, Instagram feed, with spiffy new T-shirts, with branded pussy hats, and/or through a softball LinkedIn post written by that one lady employee who writes pithy human interest stories for the company blog, ask yourself,oes our family leave policy reflect the real world or was it drafted with giraffes who give birth standing up and then go about their business in mind??/p>
Isure in no time youl realize women are more than just your coworkers who never seem quite satisfied with how things are going and more like your bosses who never seem quite satisfied with how things are going. And before you post one more thing about how invaluable the women in your workplace are, ask yourself, m I totally full of shit or what??andave I ever unironically used the phrase tap that??ando I get it, like, even a little bit??and m I hoping to parlay this into a happy hour anecdote that will get me into some unsuspecting young lady pants??and ould the women who have worked with and/or for me in the past read this without rolling their eyes and doing that cough ?BULLSHIT ?cough thing??..