Woman reveals boss' 'sexist' response after she asked him for a raise

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Women on TikTok are sharing examples of "the most blatantly sexist" things men have ever said to them in a new trend.

It was started by TikToker @mandyalise when she revealed the infuriating way that she was treated while shopping for shirts with her fiancé.

"Ladies, what's the most blatantly sexist thing a man has said to you?" she began her TikTok, which, at the time of writing, has been viewed over 755K times. "I'll go first."

Watch @mandyalise's video below: 
[[tiktokwidget||https://www.tiktok.com/@mandyalise/video/6886980332290198785]]

She explained that while shopping for new shirts with her fiancé, when the pair went to the counter to pay, a male employee began to patronize her by sharing the care instructions with her and her only.

"As he's scanning them, he’s saying, ‘Make sure you take good care of these. Make sure you wash them in cold water. Make sure you hang them to try and make sure you iron them,'" @mandyalise recalled.

"And who was that man looking at when he was explaining these washing instructions? Not my fiancé. He was looking at me."

The TikTok subsequently inspired countless women to share their experiences of sexism in the comments section.

"My former boss at a café once told me to always use the calculator when someone pays in cash because I'm a woman so I can't do maths," one user said.

A TikTok comment.
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"My dad told me to do dishes and I said let the boys do it and he’s like 'ur a girl and it's ur job, don't embarrass my boys by making them do dishes,'" shared another.

A TikTok comment.
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"My mom came home from work yesterday and said that her boss told her 'you're very reasonable….for a woman,'" added a third.

A TikTok comment.
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"I was in school for carpentry and my teacher said 'are you sure this is right for you? Maybe just go into drawing instead,'" said another.

A TikTok comment.
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In a stitch with @mandyalise‘s video, another TikTok user, @joryuu, opened up about her experience of workplace sexism, explaining that when she worked for an e-commerce website 15 years ago, she which she "completely re-coded" the website to improve its search engine optimization.

"After I went live, we experienced this massive increase in traffic and a subsequent increase in sales," she recalled. "So, after a couple of months of growth, I took my work and all the results to the boss and said that I deserved a raise."

Watch the stitched response to @mandyalise's video below: 
[[tiktokwidget||https://www.tiktok.com/@joryuu/video/6892848400308391174]]

But her completely reasonable and logical request received a shocking response.

"He said, and I quote, 'I agree, but if I give you a raise, you'll make more than the boys and boys have to make more than girls,'" @joryuu said.

"And you know, your coworker just had testicle surgery and this would just be another blow to his masculinity, but I’ll tell you what - if you can go back and get the boys to work harder, then I'll be able to justify giving them more money, and then I can give you more money, too.'"

"When I told people about it, they said, 'That's really nice of your boss to consider your coworkers' feelings like that,'" she ended.

Needless to say, @joryuu's video received quite the response on TikTok Too.

"Cap that's a lawsuit [sic]," one user wrote.

A TikTok comment.
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“How have you not sued??” questioned another.

A TikTok comment.
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Meanwhile, a third wrote: "I'd simply delete all my code from the system and find a new job at that point."

A TikTok comment.
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In a follow-up video, @joryuu said that while she did try and file a complaint with the  U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), she missed the 90-day statute of limitations by just three weeks after a number of people tried to talk her out of the action.

Watch the followup video below: 
[[tiktokrwidget||https://www.tiktok.com/@joryuu/video/6892990860242210053]]

"If you know somebody who thinks they're experiencing gender discrimination or sexual harassment or sexual assault - believe them, be there for them, support them, help them find the resources they need to get the recourses that they deserve before it's too late," she said.

Woman reveals boss' 'sexist' response after she asked him for a raise

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By VT

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Women on TikTok are sharing examples of "the most blatantly sexist" things men have ever said to them in a new trend.

It was started by TikToker @mandyalise when she revealed the infuriating way that she was treated while shopping for shirts with her fiancé.

"Ladies, what's the most blatantly sexist thing a man has said to you?" she began her TikTok, which, at the time of writing, has been viewed over 755K times. "I'll go first."

Watch @mandyalise's video below: 
[[tiktokwidget||https://www.tiktok.com/@mandyalise/video/6886980332290198785]]

She explained that while shopping for new shirts with her fiancé, when the pair went to the counter to pay, a male employee began to patronize her by sharing the care instructions with her and her only.

"As he's scanning them, he’s saying, ‘Make sure you take good care of these. Make sure you wash them in cold water. Make sure you hang them to try and make sure you iron them,'" @mandyalise recalled.

"And who was that man looking at when he was explaining these washing instructions? Not my fiancé. He was looking at me."

The TikTok subsequently inspired countless women to share their experiences of sexism in the comments section.

"My former boss at a café once told me to always use the calculator when someone pays in cash because I'm a woman so I can't do maths," one user said.

A TikTok comment.
[[imagecaption|| Credit: TikTok / your fellow pastel gay]]

"My dad told me to do dishes and I said let the boys do it and he’s like 'ur a girl and it's ur job, don't embarrass my boys by making them do dishes,'" shared another.

A TikTok comment.
[[imagecaption|| Credit: TikTok]]

"My mom came home from work yesterday and said that her boss told her 'you're very reasonable….for a woman,'" added a third.

A TikTok comment.
[[imagecaption|| Credit: TikTok]]

"I was in school for carpentry and my teacher said 'are you sure this is right for you? Maybe just go into drawing instead,'" said another.

A TikTok comment.
[[imagecaption|| Credit: rachael2002]]

In a stitch with @mandyalise‘s video, another TikTok user, @joryuu, opened up about her experience of workplace sexism, explaining that when she worked for an e-commerce website 15 years ago, she which she "completely re-coded" the website to improve its search engine optimization.

"After I went live, we experienced this massive increase in traffic and a subsequent increase in sales," she recalled. "So, after a couple of months of growth, I took my work and all the results to the boss and said that I deserved a raise."

Watch the stitched response to @mandyalise's video below: 
[[tiktokwidget||https://www.tiktok.com/@joryuu/video/6892848400308391174]]

But her completely reasonable and logical request received a shocking response.

"He said, and I quote, 'I agree, but if I give you a raise, you'll make more than the boys and boys have to make more than girls,'" @joryuu said.

"And you know, your coworker just had testicle surgery and this would just be another blow to his masculinity, but I’ll tell you what - if you can go back and get the boys to work harder, then I'll be able to justify giving them more money, and then I can give you more money, too.'"

"When I told people about it, they said, 'That's really nice of your boss to consider your coworkers' feelings like that,'" she ended.

Needless to say, @joryuu's video received quite the response on TikTok Too.

"Cap that's a lawsuit [sic]," one user wrote.

A TikTok comment.
[[imagecaption|| Credit: TikTok / Joe Momma]]

“How have you not sued??” questioned another.

A TikTok comment.
[[imagecaption|| Credit: TikTok / Lonelyspaggety134]]

Meanwhile, a third wrote: "I'd simply delete all my code from the system and find a new job at that point."

A TikTok comment.
[[imagecaption|| Credit: TikTok / Tim Griffith]]

In a follow-up video, @joryuu said that while she did try and file a complaint with the  U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), she missed the 90-day statute of limitations by just three weeks after a number of people tried to talk her out of the action.

Watch the followup video below: 
[[tiktokrwidget||https://www.tiktok.com/@joryuu/video/6892990860242210053]]

"If you know somebody who thinks they're experiencing gender discrimination or sexual harassment or sexual assault - believe them, be there for them, support them, help them find the resources they need to get the recourses that they deserve before it's too late," she said.