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AIBU to feel patronised?

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UndercoverCSA Wed 04-Mar-20 09:06:09

These may have appeared in someone's workplace recently. Cough.

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FFSFFSFFS Wed 04-Mar-20 09:21:12

Well. At least they left off the unicorns.

Jesus wept.

FFSFFSFFS Wed 04-Mar-20 09:21:52

And how is being over 50% of the population "a difference" which needs to be embraced?

Do they mean that we need to embrace being non-men?

ScrimshawTheSecond Wed 04-Mar-20 09:27:12


I don't need anyone to believe in me, I'm bloody well here, plain as day. And I have my period and I'm grumpy. Address the pay gap, keep toilets single sex and consider flexible working, thanks, no need to sprinkle genderglitter everywhere.

UndercoverCSA Wed 04-Mar-20 09:27:51

But isn't it heartening to know that as a woman I am believed in.

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Mevv85 Wed 04-Mar-20 09:30:37

I think this is about supporting women and moving away from pitting women against each other. It’s a bit cringe but the heart is probably in the right place.

No, you are definitely not being unreasonable. It's just an extension of the revolting pinkification campaign (well, it seems like a campaign to me). Ugh.

jay55 Wed 04-Mar-20 09:38:43

At least they used women not womxn

PurpleDaisies Wed 04-Mar-20 09:39:40

It’s utterly nauseating.

TheProdigalKittensReturn Wed 04-Mar-20 09:47:36

So they previously thought that you didn't exist and your job was done by, what, an invisible unicorn?

Patronising bollocks.

LynnSchmob Wed 04-Mar-20 09:47:50

It’s rather infantile. Like some sort of Disney shit.

TheProdigalKittensReturn Wed 04-Mar-20 09:50:11

Actual women are not Tinkerbell, we don't blink out of existence because it's been 5 minutes since someone told us they believe we exist.

definitelygc Wed 04-Mar-20 10:01:44

If it was me I would cross out the "in". I believe you when you say you're getting paid less than your male colleague for doing the same job. I believe you when you tell me your boss is a pervert who gratuitously looks at your boobs. I believe you when you say you want to protect single-sex spaces.

We don't need people to believe in us, we need people to believe us.

UndercoverCSA Wed 04-Mar-20 10:02:34

FFSFFSFFS Embrace the difference is the company diversity slogan.

I tried imagining being given one of these and just got the rage.
I'd like to think it came form a good intention-to encourage women to advance within the company but possibly the convoluted mechanism of multiple meetings, committees and the fact that most management is male has led to this pat upon the head.

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TheProdigalKittensReturn Wed 04-Mar-20 10:03:47

It's like something you'd give a 5 year old at school, with a little glittery sticker on it. Vomitous when addressed to grown women.

ShesCurly Wed 04-Mar-20 10:06:23

Oh my god. Further proof that women are NOT believed when we explain what we want. Because we really, really don't want this kind of shit. Bloody hell.

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