Sexism sucks  

rm_texasgal1978 45F
287 posts
11/13/2005 5:14 pm

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

Sexism sucks

I am an educated, intelligent, independent woman who supports herself and her family. Why is it that I am unable to go to a car dealership or home improvement store and get what I want without the sexist bull***t? I shouldn't have to bring a boyfriend, brother, or father with me in order to get my questions answered or get a decent price on my purchase.

For all those sexist male salesmen out there who think that a lady can't possible understand cars, home improvement, or anything else that you yourself may struggle with let me make a few things clear for you:

1. I am the one paying for the car, if you want my money you talk to me. If I say I want a certain car because it is cute, then that is what I want. I understand engines, safety features, gas mileage,etc but if I say I want the pretty blue car then give me the pretty blue car. I don't need to explain I have done my homework on the mechanics before coming to the dealership.

2. Do not call me little lady, honey, sweetie, or god forbid sugar pie when dealing with me.

3. Do not ask me if I want to bring in my boyfriend or husband before signing any papers.

4. Don't ask any man I am with if they agree with my color choices, it's my house and I will decorate it as I like. And why are you asking a man I most likely had to color coordinate their outfit for them if they agree with my choice of paint color?

BoBoBlazinski 62M

11/13/2005 5:57 pm

Go get em texasgal1978........Sexism is alive and well in the USA. Just remember, you are the one with the money and the purchasing power. It's the same way with people of color or any other group stereotype. I believe it's called prejudice. In there mind they have you sized up as you walk in the door. (but only in their minds) can always just walk out the door and don't be afraid to tell them what you think.
Hang in there!

AggiePlaything 35M

11/13/2005 6:06 pm

It's not just sexism. They also treat students like crap too

dasher121 36M

11/14/2005 10:01 am

you go texas!! stunatas!

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