I wouldn’t be me if we didn’t talk about Sophia the Robot.
This is Sophia. It is a robot. Every time I write “it” I feel so strange about it because it has a name, Sophia, and looks like a female. I want to call it, “her.”
The thing is that Sophia is not a “her.” Sophia is an “it”.
I honestly cannot believe I even need to write this article about Moana.
Recently, Cosmopolitan published a piece that takes this political correctness thing way too far. If you haven’t read the article yet, I’ll summarize it for you.
In this piece, the REDBOOK Editors claim that if you allow your white child to wear a Moana Halloween costume, you may as well just consider yourself to be a racist. This has all stemmed from a post on raceconsciousness.org where one mom felt uncomfortable letting her daughter be Moana or Elsa for fear of perpetuating cultural appropriation. If you can remember back, the move Moana also prompted a debate last year about the Maui costume.
Welcome to another exciting round of sexism at work.
Today’s story will take place over the course of several weeks. Enjoy.
Here’s what happened:
Remember how I’ve been the sole lady working at a few of my past companies? As the person in charge of all things marketing, I felt like women were greatly underrepresented prior to my arrival at one of these said companies.
Because of the Me Too Campaign, I had to share my story.
When I was a freshman in college at my dream school, I met this dreamboat of a guy. I had this whole southern fantasy. I was going to move to SC, find someone who was perfect my freshman year, maybe date all through college, get engaged after graduation, get married, he’d attend business or law school and we’d have two perfect kids and life was going to be grand.
He really asked me, “do you know how to send an email?”
Hello and happy Thursday! Today, we’re going to talk about something that boggles my mind and that is workplace sexism.
I’ve worked in a lot of male-only offices so be prepared to see a ton of posts about this issue. Let’s dive into one of my favorite issues I’ve seen.