Not that society at large is at all consistent at the moment.
I recently entered an elevator, and getting in last, I stood right by the door.
So when the the elevator landed on my floor, the door opened and I walked out.
And this loud (male, I assume) voice behind me says: "What happened to ladies' first"?
I never said anything and kept going.
But now in hindsight I should have said: "Ever heard of intersectional feminism, you sexist fascist"?
Or a story of even more woe.
At this one seminar on "food culture", as everyone was gathering in the hall for the keynote speaker, some female Professors wanted the windows
The entire gaggle of feminists from the gender department were present at the time.
The windows were pretty high up however.
So this one Professor announced: "Can we have two men to open the windows please"?
Some people were eyeing me, but I wasn't getting up.
Then two black dudes volunteered (clearly new on campus and eager to impress).
The one had to stand on the other dude's shoulders to reach the windows!
Well, that was pretty demeaning I thought, and with all these feminists, the guys must still do the #ty jobs!
Although granted, with the then present feminist bodies being binaries between skeletal vegan waifs and almost morbidly obese body positivity hippos,
their attempt at opening the windows might have ended in a medical emergency.
Although the worst was that I brought this up at a following departmental seminar.
And they were all on about how African men still expect women to take the plates to the kitchen at socials, and oh, the poor women.
So I was like, yeah, but men must chop the wood, and by the way, and as soon as the feminists couldn't open the windows (or they were just too lazy,
weak and unfit), they called on men to do it.
Some there knew exactly what I was talking about, because they were present, but flip they were not happy I brought this up.
That was the beginning of the end for me at the "Gender Department", although I only spoke the truth.
edit on 10-9-2021 by halfoldman because:
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