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Thu Sep 15, 2016, 05:32 PM

Some of you might find this Reddit thread interesting

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[Serious] Men, what's something that would surprise women about life as a man?

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sat Sep 17, 2016, 08:02 PM

1. I manage a small group of women in a social services nonprofit.

 

Admittedly, I run a pretty loose ship. I don't take myself at all seriously. As an organization we need to be better next month that this - that's it. Everything else is tactics. As director, I see my job as clearing out roadblocks for staff to do what they feel necessary.

But one of the women said to me the other day; "I'll bet you mow the lawn to get outside, away from the computer and clear your head."

"No, I do it because the grass is tall."

I don't know why that irritated me. It is as if the expectation is that everything I do is to manage and enhance my own feelings. I don't get any particular thrill from mowing or from renting a drain auger at Home Depot to unplug the damn sewer drain. I do it because a) it's plugged and b) Due to the expense, I don't want the organization to hire a plumber - given the choice between paying the plumber and keeping staff on payroll for another week, I'd rather pay her.

But sometimes it's a close call.

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Response to steve2470 (Original post)

Sun Sep 18, 2016, 01:15 AM

2. Actually, it was quite interesting.

There is quite a bit of gender bias against males, including from other males. It is one of the reason sexism is still quite prevalent.

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