- Azita Rahman, a University of Berkeley student, told her sexist co-worker why she deserved a promotion.
- She also made him aware of how entitled he is because he is a man.
- She stamped her authority as a capable woman who can handle any amount of work given to her.
Women are capable, hardworking and suited for any position that a man can occupy. Unfortunately, some men still live in an age when women were mostly employed as secretaries. One would think that we’ve come a long way since the 50s but a singular breed of men still seem to believe that women are inferior to them. This became painfully obvious to a University of Berkeley student when she faced blatant sexism from one of her male colleagues.
Meet Azita Rahman, a student living in California. Rahman and her male colleague were part of an internship programme at an organisation and it was her who got a promotion in the end.
What followed next was a series of messages that exposed her male colleague’s real perspective about women and to be honest, it kinda stinks.
He told Rahman that she didn’t deserve the position because men are better accountants than women. He also told her that she’s very emotional in her decision making and that this could prove to be a disadvantage.
Rahman, who said in an interview that she has faced sexism at the workplace before didn’t keep quiet this time. She gave a fitting reply to her co-worker. In one long message, she destroyed his misinformed opinions about women and her in particular.
She said, “See the difference between you and me in the workplace is that while you are spending all your time sitting on your white a**, sending me s*** like this, acting like you’re entitled to everything in the world and waiving off hard work just because you’re a man, I’m **surprise** actually working hard and getting your promotions."
You can say whatever you want but our male boss used your so-called superior male decision making skills to promote...me. Not you, she said.
Rahman uploaded screenshots of the entire conversation on her Twitter account but has since deleted them. However, she did tweet that her parents are super proud of her for tackling a sexist co-worker who couldn’t respect her hard work.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:42 PM IST