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Confronting a colleague about a sexist comment

I am a (female) IT student working in an IT company. So far I enjoy work, I get along well with my colleagues and the office atmosphere is friendly. Last week although, I overheard a conversation in ...
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How do I respectfully address new company initiative I disagree with?

I have been working at my company for about two years now. We are very diverse in all departments and have been very welcoming to all - several of my coworkers who are female / minority / etc. have ...
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Alleged sexist comments charges presented toward me [closed]

Today I got a letter from my office's conduct and conflict resolution department stating I allegedly made "sexist comments on two occasions to an anonymous female student". At my current working ...
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Dealing with a racist and misogynistic manager, as a contractor?

My team is 100% male contractors. We all work for different companies, and our manager is also a contractor working for another company than mine. Our manager is being misogynistic as well as racist ...
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Giving feedback to someone without sounding prejudiced

I had this situation at work where a colleague (not my report, but junior to me by 5~10 years) was pushing people so strongly to work on a project that it caused a few of those people and their ...
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How to avoid being sexist when trying to employ someone to function in a very sexist environment?

Let's assume I need to find an employee to act as a middleman/ link between two teams: IT and my team. Whereas my team (and most of the company) is quite a nice place to work in in terms of diversity,...
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Can I complain to HR about gender bias? [closed]

I am a female employee. A few weeks ago, I got sick with common cold and cough. I used up all my sick days, but did not get better. I worked from home since my constant coughing, sneezing and blowing ...
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Should I ask about gender diversity culture in an interview? [duplicate]

I work as a Software Engineer in a large corporation, I'm regularly experiencing sexism from colleagues, as well as managers. It's a contributing factor to me actively seeking a new job. I really don'...
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What can I do when my boss is forcing me to wear an inappropriate style of dress? [closed]

I am working as a private secretary (for CEO) of a small company in India. Even though the company is small, it is very well established with really good salaries and benefits. I usually go to ...
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How sexist remarks from interviewee should impact on hiring process?

We had an interview with a candidate who from the technical and management point of view is very interesting for our company. He has a long work experience in country A. Country A is internationally ...
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How to handle a situation that passing hints which seems like Sexual Harassment?

One of my best friend (a girl) works on a small but very high facility company in south Indian country. She started work just before two weeks. There are around 20 employees in that company. 3 women ...
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How do I tell an executive that I am an engineer not an admin

I am a young female engineer fresh out of school. I am a few months into a new job at a company that is less than 100 employees. My company has very few women, most of which are on the admin team. ...
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Sexist body language of interviewers [closed]

I am an Indian female. The situations I have described below are with regard to Indian citizens within India. I have attended a few interviews in the past. There were certain things that the ...
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Asked to “Keep an Eye” on Female Colleague when Working Alone with Other Male

I work at a large, multinational corporation in the US. Other clarifying details will follow my question. At my workplace, we have an office, upstairs, a lab downstairs, and a data center contained ...
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What to do with a racist/sexist workplace? [closed]

I am a middle eastern working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) field in Europe. In Academia, I experienced no discrimination, but after I joined a local company with good ...
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Is the term “man hours” appropriate for the workplace, and if not, how do I get my coworkers to use a more neutral term?

I am the only female engineer in a nearly all-male company. The term "man hours" is used a lot when discussing projects, and I find it a bit jarring. As a woman, I don't feel that I work "man hours",...
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What would be a witty answer to ordinary sexism at work? [closed]

I work in a large famous web company, approximately 400 employees. Today one of the management recent recrutement gave a short speech in french whereas she is not, in front of the 400 employees. In ...
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Workplace sexism against men vs sexism against women [closed]

(By the way, I am male...) My male boss was recently seriously berated at work for some sexist comments he had made to a female colleague of mine, which turned into quite a scandal. He was almost ...
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Casual Sexism in the office [closed]

My question is about how to approach/tackle the issue of casual sexism in the office. I say casual because usually the comments made are in "good fun" and meant as a joke, and not meant as insult. ...
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Appropriate values to group user information by gender?

We have an application that stores data regarding a user's gender. The end user does not see this data, only back-end developers. Possible values for this grouping are as follows: Female Male Other ...
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Should I talk to my team lead about unintentional sexism within the team?

I am a woman working with other three male developers on a client project. All of them are nice and open minded and we get along well. It's all good in informal conversations but when it gets to ...
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Industries where sexism is actually against men rather than women? [closed]

Back when I was studying IT there were not many women who were enrolled in course (for whatever reason), and as I progressed through the course and in my career I have seen the gradual change in ...