Women aged 15-44 are more likely to be maimed or die from male violence than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents, and war combined.
Feminist talk at Students For Liberty’s 2013 Austin Regional Conference and why feminism is not outdated (via cuntcastle)
& some women - women of color, trans women, disabled women, poor women - are MUCH more likely to experience violence than white/cis/abled/class privileged women (and marginalized women have less recourse in the legal system to have anything done about the violence done to them.)
All women exist in a culture with a specter of violence surrounding them at every turn, but let’s not let aggregate level statistics allow us to believe that we face equal risks.
Recently at work, it has come to my attention that apparently a handful of my associates don’t respect me. That they wonder “what my role is” in the store and what I do. That I’m apparently “lazy” (because there’s so much shit to be done in the back so I’m unable to be in the floor that makes me…
I think speaking w your associates is a mature way to handle the situation and the way a good boss would! I think it might also help if you speak to other managers at your level or w more experience than you and get their advise on how to handle situations like these. I do think you also have to learn to not allow their negativity to affect your work. If what is being said doesn’t help you improve then it’s more likely than not callous and you can write it off. Most people have difficulty respecting a “young” manager, especially a “young female” manager.