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am I sexist for wanting a lady cleaner?

I have employed a cleaner on and off or the last few years, but am now at a stage where I'm deciding to commit to a fortnightly clean as work responsibilities ramp up. The cleaning agency I use has sent me a male cleaner to be my new regular, the first I've ever encountered. I am having a strange reaction that I'm trying to reconcile myself with and need a little help to differentiate the crazies. Details after the jump... [more inside]
posted by starcrust on Sep 16, 2015 - 52 answers

What professions started out female-dominated, were taken over by men?

I'm looking for more examples of professions like programming that started out as "women's jobs" but were later taken over by men, when they realized the work had potential to be prestigious. Mothers cooking for their families vs mostly male pro chefs is another one, though probably harder to place historically. I'm sure there are more examples. Do you know any, with sources if possible?
posted by jklaiho on Sep 11, 2015 - 29 answers

When is it legal to discriminate by sex/gender in job postings?

A mailing list I'm in has received a job posting calling for a male journalist. The justification for the gender is that it's a tv channel for financial news, and the reporters will be reading stuff all day, so they want to have a man and a woman alternate reading stories, and they have already hired the woman. [more inside]
posted by kandinski on Sep 9, 2015 - 11 answers

Please recommend a book/article by a woman about workplace sexism.

A friend has been given an opening by a leader in a large, conservative organization to help him understand women's experiences of sexism in the workplace. Is there a book or article by a woman talking about her experiences you would recommend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2015 - 16 answers

50 Shades of Street Harassment

My question is primarily about how best to deal with street harassment with the caveat that just ignoring it is not my preferable solution. [more inside]
posted by frizzle on Jul 16, 2014 - 52 answers

Feminist basics for dads?

I'd like to get some recommendations on the basics of feminism, especially as it might relate to things a dad can do to help his daughters prepare for and deal with sexism in society and also do his part in understanding the world and making it a better place for women (and by extension all people). [more inside]
posted by Reverend John on Dec 21, 2013 - 34 answers

Anyone else have a sexist mom?

Looking for recommended feminist reading as well as personal anecdotes towards helpful dialogue with Mom, and to examine and deal with the crazy, effed up, sexist ideas with which I was raised and may have accepted as normal and true. [more inside]
posted by little_dog_laughing on Jun 27, 2013 - 32 answers

Wait, I'll take the blue pill!

Within the last year, I've come to consider myself a feminist. I haven't felt this impassioned by anything in a long time. But my new perspective doesn't mesh well with coworkers and friends, and I'm constantly aware of things that never used to bother me. How can I cope with the frustration? [more inside]
posted by ista on Oct 30, 2012 - 30 answers

Feminism 101

Feminism 101: I had a visceral reaction to a link a friend of mine posted and I was too enraged to clearly address his ignorance. [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Apr 23, 2012 - 53 answers

Only my grandfather gets to call me young lady and I am not your honey.

How do you confront sexism constructively? Without damaging friendships, relationships with coworkers, or coming off patronizing? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Aug 20, 2011 - 25 answers

There's a women's right movement, how come there's no MEN'S rights movement?!

I am looking for articles that address the backlash against feminism in the age of the internet. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Apr 3, 2011 - 11 answers

How should I react to low-level sexism from a fellow grad student?

One of the other graduate students in my lab occasionally makes comments that I feel are sexist - just barely so, but sexist nonetheless. How do I deal with this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 26, 2011 - 63 answers

Hey guys...um...girls...um...gals...um...humans...

Is it possible to not be a sexist? [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Sep 26, 2010 - 29 answers

How do I stick up for my beliefs and not be a member of the PC police?

How do I stick up for my beliefs while not being a member of the PC police? [more inside]
posted by joeyjoejoejr on Jul 24, 2010 - 25 answers

breaking out of the boyzone

What resources do you suggest for someone who wants to learn more about feminism? [more inside]
posted by sambosambo on Feb 7, 2008 - 28 answers

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