With so many discussions about why women don't choose to work in male-dominated fields, one reason often gets overlooked. Frequently women who end up working a job surrounded only by men experience all sorts of diminishing behavior from their colleagues. The lack of respect, harassment, and blatant sexism hold women back from taking jobs in any male-dominated industry. Recently a Twitter user asked women to share their experiences while working only with men. This thread perfectly highlights the problem women face while trying their strengths in 'boys club' workplaces. Scroll below to read them!

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_Christina_4_ Report

Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years ago

If you have impure thoughts, it's no one else's fault but your own

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#2

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emilymccutie Report

Kaisu Rei
Community Member
2 years ago

Yay I'm glad she used them anyways, fuck that guy!

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angstypremed7 Report

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
2 years ago

Orthopedic surgery is filled with bozos like this

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#4

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k8er95 Report

Chicago Kitty
Community Member
2 years ago

What the hell? Who raised this little creep?

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#5

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LindseySnell Report

KCN
Community Member
2 years ago

Too bad it was years later and not months later.

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#6

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not__bella Report

Erin
Community Member
2 years ago

I hate those types of people. Or anyone calling me sweetheart....*shudder*

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#7

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DarthPulitzer Report

LanteiaTG
Community Member
2 years ago

That's so fucked up. Those men need fired. Immediately.

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#8

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KarmaQueen
Community Member
2 years ago

How degrading. Horrible men automatically think women cannot perform "men" tasks

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#9

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Erin
Community Member
2 years ago

What's next? That guy getting fired, hopefully!

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#10

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diva_prentiss Report

Erin
Community Member
2 years ago

Perhaps you forgot to wear your non-radioactive skirt!

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#11

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sickosweet Report

LanteiaTG
Community Member
2 years ago

No One's Baby as she swings the men around and slams them onto the ground, "Puny Men"

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#12

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sarah_burson Report

Caitlyn Marquez
Community Member
2 years ago

Hot him over the head with a frying pan.

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#13

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AngelfoodGayke Report

elfin
Community Member
2 years ago

It isn't always the men. I was standing at a yardage counter with several other women. A man walked in behind us. The female clerk looked right over our heads and asked how she could help him. Nice to feel invisible.

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aridapic Report

John Napier
Community Member
2 years ago

You have to be careful. I was working at Chase when they hired on a guy I had worked with previously. He was let go from his former job for pulling a chef's knife out of his briefcase and coming at someone. I went to HR. But because there was no absolute proof, they told me I couldn't warn people. I could get fired for that. I left an anonymous note in his bosses mailbox. Risked my job to warn him, but it seemed like a good risk / reward at the time.

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#15

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kaitiincolumbus Report

Sage Jay
Community Member
2 years ago

I was in school in 7th grade and this (asshole, sexist, etc) guy repeated the same thing that my (female) friend said, and the teacher said what a great idea it was. I raised my hand and said "Cristina actually said that first." The teacher told me to not disrespect her classroom.

DotC
Community Member
2 years ago

Raising your hand IS respecting her classroom. These teachers who keep other women down make me sick.

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Evil Little Thing
Community Member
2 years ago

I had a biochemistry professor who refused to answer my questions, and would just tell me I was stupid and shouldn't interrupt him. So I farmed my questions out to the men sitting next to me, where they became AMAZING, THANKS FOR ASKING THAT REALLY SMART QUESTION! Joke's on him though - six months later I was teaching in his department.

Pradeep M
Community Member
2 years ago

And the worst part is they say you are petty if you claim the credit.

Stevie B
Community Member
2 years ago

We had a problem with some broadcast equipment, a little while back, that required service and technical support from the local cable companies to come out to correct. One guy, i'll call "Bill", I've worked with on a few other occasions. Great guy, who knows that I know more about my system than pretty much anyone else. So, me, Bill, and three other guys from different companies are in the mechanical room trying to fix this problem. Bill happens to know the others, and introduced me as the one that knew the system. The rest of the meeting went pretty much as follows: Guy 1: "this isn't working" Me: "we should try xyz solution" Guy 2: "i don't know about that" Guy 1: "that would never work" Bill (looks at me, looks back at them): "(repeats word for word what I just said)" Guy 1: "That's a brilliant idea!" *solution works* Lots of eye rolling Bill did apologize to me afterwards. I told him he had nothing to apologize for, and thanked him for translating.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
2 years ago

Fawk no!!

Catherine Spencer-Mills
Community Member
2 years ago

That has happened to me. Infuriating.

Christine Ladyman
Community Member
2 years ago

This happens so often. ..As a nurse I learned how to lead(male) doctors to make my suggestions look like their own ideas....nothing worse than a smart nurse for some,

ravina nimje
Community Member
2 years ago

Happens to me every single time.

Heather Ions
Community Member
2 years ago

I can’t think of anything more frustrating! 😡

Ruth Mayfly
Community Member
2 years ago

I've had that happen too. In a small problem-solving group of only 3 people. I suggested something, was looked at like I was too stupid for words. 5 minutes later one of the guys suggested the exact same thing (in almost exactly the same words) and the other guy was all "Great idea! We're doing that"

Victoria Pitt
Community Member
2 years ago

This has literately happened to me at every job I've held.

Bluebell Rizzi
Community Member
2 years ago

love the username

Jim Hunt
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow. sounds like something out of a bad movie...

Kim Lorton
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow.. interesting the guy couldn’t think for himself! Wonder how he got his job?

Karen Klinck
Community Member
2 years ago

Peter Principle. (The biggest piece of shit always rises to the top of the septic tank.)

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Steve
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2 years ago

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That's more of a really stupid scumbag thing than a sexist thing

Hilliary Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

Watch how often it happens and who's on which end of it, then come back and tell us it's not sexist.

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#16

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AlexxGivens Report

Sage Jay
Community Member
2 years ago

*whispers* your mom

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#17

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imoanelizabeth Report

Rachael Marrast
Community Member
2 years ago

He would have had to get a new set of dentures because I would have kicked him in the face

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#18

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117viv Report

J Perry
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, racist and sexist! Jackpot. 🤮

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#19

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Sage Jay
Community Member
2 years ago

It would be great to film it and report it to the police or smth, then they can't deny it

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#20

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AndiAllOver Report

Stille20
Community Member
2 years ago

I can tell you having been a young pretty manager, people (Middle aged men) gave me a hard time, but you learn how to rise above it.

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#21

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hannzible Report

Sage Jay
Community Member
2 years ago

okay that's definitely illegal

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#22

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KitKatCooley Report

Jean Jacket
Community Member
2 years ago

A male coworker called me bossy.. I told him he wouldn't call me bossy if I had a penis. That made the boys in the room super uncomfortable and I basked in that discomfort.

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#23

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Sage Jay
Community Member
2 years ago

Isn't that fucKING ILLEGAL

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#24

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Chicago Kitty
Community Member
2 years ago

Please tell me he wasn't hired?

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#25

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Erin
Community Member
2 years ago

It doesn't matter whether you're into men or not, that comment is unsolicited and really creepy either way.

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#26

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jojocogro Report

Sakura
Community Member
2 years ago

Dumb question, but what's a CPA?

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#27

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Organic_Mooseli Report

ChiveChilly
Community Member
2 years ago

Ew.

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#28

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elfin
Community Member
2 years ago

You should have done as he asked and let him talk to a man who could not schedule an appointment.

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#29

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Ryo Bakura
Community Member
2 years ago

That is grounds for kicking him in the balls.

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#30

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KarmaQueen
Community Member
2 years ago

WTF, when was this? I hope you turned him in.

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