Women Are Sharing Their Horror Stories About Working In Male-Dominated Industries

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Women are rarely safe from sexism, but it’s even worse for women who work in what are typically considered male-dominated fields—things like tech, construction, and engineering. Those women have to put up with insults on the reg from co-workers, customers, and even bosses.

On Twitter, user @lameravioli asked women to share their “worst story about working in a male-dominated industry.”

She started off by sharing some of her own: like the time a subcontractor told her he wished her safety vest were shorter so he could see her butt.

Or the time her company got a job for a black church and the project team started joking about African Americans. Wow.

OR the time her company got a job for a LGBT health center and the project team started complaining about having to “watch what they say on site.” Um. Also WOW.

Other women chimed in and guess what? The stories will make you shake your head and say “DAMN.”

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h/t: BuzzFeed and @lameravioli