I reacted in anger when a male colleague mentioned that female weren’t technical enough to dominate in an IT environment.
Before you stone the sexist, I should give some background info…
I mentioned that IT would be more efficient if females were working in the department. I was playing the gender card which suggested that females are better at multitasking then men. Which isn’t a rule set in stone and definitely does not apply to all men, but generally female are better at (a) multitasking and (b) prioritizing tasks.
My colleague replied saying female aren’t technical enough to succeed. Now I know I kind of over-reacted, but why?
Is it because it was too close to home?
Often as parents we label our kids with good intentions. without meaning to. And I can’t criticize my parents because I turned out to be a well adjusted adult (mostly).