We are having issues.
So I get this new job, you know, the Now Jenni Works With a Bunch of Guys job. And at first my fear is that they will reject me because I'm a female in a 'man's' job. That doesn't happen, thank goodness. What IS happening, unfortunately, is that (and I'm not sure why I didn't predict this with my eyes closed) they can't figure out that I have a brain and personality behind my body!
I'm not sure where I want to draw the line. It is nice to be deferred to sometimes because I'm a girl, and then it gets to the point where any time I walk into a room, every person in the room watches me. The whole room will go quiet and everyone will listen if ONE PERSON greets me. I feel like a walking billboard that says 'Boobs, Curves and Butt Coming Your Way!!!!' Maybe I SHOULD wear a burka.
Is it unfair to them to want gentlemanly respect but not open staring? Maybe I just ought to start wearing a coat over my uniform to mask myself a little. I've noticed other guards do that but I never have.