This Is Not The Feminist A Gender

| Brisbane, QLD, Australia | Friendly | January 12, 2016

(I am at a major hardware warehouse looking for some things, and I go to an employee to help me.)

Me: “Hi. My boyfriend gave me a list of things we need, but I don’t know what most of these things are. Can you help me find them, please?”

Employee: “Sure.”

Woman Near Us: “You know, you shouldn’t be like this. Women can be mechanics and fix things as well! Don’t fall into gender restrictions, and be a powerful woman.”

Me: *startled by this outburst, but deciding to be polite anyway* “Uh… okay. I’m just really not interested in this stuff. And it’s not like I’m falling into gender restrictions; I’m attending law school.”

Woman Near Us: *ignoring me, continuing rant* “And why are you fetching this stuff for your man? He shouldn’t use you like this! Men, they’re pigs.”

Me: “He’s at home, taking care of the baby…”

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