For every good one, there's one of those
Yes, one of those.
Case in point: today we found out that the new guy in the lab got a piece of equipment for his own personal use that myself and another woman have been asking for...
Because we really have needed one.
No, it is not readily available for the whole lab to use.
No, we were never offered one for each of us.
No, this guy is not any more qualified or experienced than we are.
No, this guy does not need it any more- in fact probably less than- the women do.
This just scientifically speaking, here, based on the nature of the projects.
When the fact of this equipment existing in our midst was announced, we just looked at each other.
It's even worse than we thought.
There is only one - ONE - logical explanation.
Our female voices are being tuned out, but when the same thing is said by a man : voila!
Ask, and you (YOU! = XY!) shall receive.
But we (we = XX) won't.
And yes, in case you are wondering, he is getting paid more than me.
And, this is another case where the suspect admin seems to be playing her part quite nicely with the status quo of sexism.
But anyway. Let's ignore all that.
I will continue to use whatever I need wherever I can get it, or do without.
Lately I feel I am running a marathon with a peg leg.
But I am pretending that it doesn't hurt, that having a bloody stump somehow makes me stronger.
Go, pain receptors, go!
To balance things out, I am working with a male student, who, despite being almost too laid back, is really a lot of fun and a lot of help to me.
So, for every stupid, idiotic, selfish, noncommunicative, clueless bastard...
here's hoping there is at least one in the next generation who is not a complete fool.
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