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File under: Just don't get it [Aug. 27th, 2005|01:25 pm]

I will never understand women who only listen to men. I don't run across them often, but when I do they completely bamboozle me. Or maybe more women are like that than I realize, but I don't notice until I have to interact with them directly in a work situation.

Am I the only one who knows women like this? Who discount or ignore any idea or directive from a woman but accept without any question anything that comes from a man? Even if it's the exact same thing?


[User Picture]From: uppity_woman
2005-08-27 11:42 am (UTC)
most of the women in my husbands family are like this. particularly if it comes from my father in law. i can give a suggestion and get totally blown off, but if it comes from father in law or another male, it's suddenly the best idea ever. ugh.
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[User Picture]From: chicken_cem
2005-08-27 03:24 pm (UTC)
Yes, unfortunately I have met women like this, and men, too. Men who will listen to what their fathers tell them but not what their mothers tell them.
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2005-08-27 04:54 pm (UTC)
And it also bugs me when men only listen to men too. Like women don't have any living braincells. jerks.
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[User Picture]From: causedujour
2005-08-27 06:29 pm (UTC)
Ugh. I have friends like this too. WHY?
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[User Picture]From: sitara
2005-08-28 06:42 pm (UTC)
It's happened to me before, too. When I would make a point to try and be more forceful, or get everyone to remember that I had the idea first, like duh??? I was told in my PMP's that I had communication problems, I was "too aggressive". It doesn't happen anymore, and I don't work with the same people. I think it might be generational, because the people who said that about me before were much older. I work with people now, who are in my same age bracket or younger, and I don't have this problem anymore. It must be generational. You are just ahead of your time.

Thoughts on feminism must be floating around today. You should read my post about my weekend.
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From: spritzcourt
2005-08-29 10:26 am (UTC)
Working in a male-dominated field, I don't work with many women. But I can count on one hand the number of men that I work with that will listen to what I say.
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[User Picture]From: sphyr
2005-08-30 11:01 am (UTC)
Reminds me of when I was trying to join a carpool when I was a single dad. The women only wanted to talk to a woman.
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