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The happy couple
I like to think I’m a forward thinking person. I believe in equal rights for everyone. I believe that if gay couples want to get married they should, who I am to complain about two people loving each other? I don’t judge someone on the colour of their skin or their religion, I have the decency to get to know a person before I decide if they are an asshole or not. I’m a feminist and I believe that men and women should be treated the same in the workplace. But for some women, something has gone wrong. While most of us are campaigning for equal pay, the right to work without sexual discrimination, there are others who simply don’t get the concept. Let me explain…..
Recently my hubby-to-be got some new staff in his shop, namely a 19 year old girl. My hubby is the manager, her boss, but then there is the owner above him. It’s a butcher shop which is normally a male environment but these guys believe in equal rights too so she got the job because she said she could do it. Fair enough. Fast forward to the present day, and we have another day of this little girl being an asshole. In the space of time she has been there she has physically assaulted my hubby several times and rubs her hands all over him. The only reason I know about this is because of the marks she has left on his clothes and his body. His eye was left swollen after she slapped him round the head with a bleach soaked rag. He came home limping one day after she kicked him in the back of the kneecap. She tripped him up one day while he was carrying a sharp knife in his hand and he nearly fell on it. And today he has arrived home covered in chilli sauce after she decided to wipe her hands up and down his back and arms. The owner, my hubby’s boss, won’t sack her because she turned on the water works one day. She cried and carried on like a big child after she was pulled over her comments on gay marriage (she is completely against gay marriage and gay people, which is interesting seeing as the owners daughter is gay). So, he pulled her up about it, she cried, and now she gets away with everything because she turns on the water works every five minutes when they tell her to do something.
These are todays fingerprints on his shirt
Maybe I’m being over dramatic but what if the roles were reversed? What if a man was doing all this to a woman in the workplace? Would an employer stand back and allow this to happen to a woman? No, they wouldn’t because they would be shit scared of being sued. So why is a man expected to put up with childish and reckless behaviour from a woman? Keep in mind, this is only the stuff that I know about, there is probably loads of other things which have happened which I don’t know about.
Ladies, I’m going to keep my point short and sweet. We want equal rights but that means being treated equally. Do not behave like an asshole and then spout “equal rights” when you get pulled up about what you have done. If you are getting on like a big dick and get sacked because of it, it’s not discrimination, you’re just being a dick. And the only place big dicks are allowed in the workplace is if you are a Chippendale. Do not think that equal rights only apply to you, the woman in employment, this applies to the men too. So if we want equal rights, we have to abide by the same rules as the men.
The same rule applies for big boners
Tomorrow is a new day. But my hubby-to-be has to work with her again tomorrow. But seeing as the owners daughter is coming in to help them over the next few days, we will see how long she lasts having to work with a gay person.
The subject of feminist issues has been in the press the last while for a number of reasons. Changes to the law on birth control and abortion are two of the big ones that have dominated our news feeds recently as everyone goes head first into battle for a war that cannot be won. For me it’s a sticky issue because I consider myself a feminist but I’m anti-abortion.