As a female in the male-dominated world of investments, I tend to get things “mansplained” to be quite often…despite the fact that I have more degrees than many of my colleagues. It’s frustrating to be spoken down to because I don’t have an appendage between my legs, but what can you do? Well, if you work in Sweden, there is now a hotline you can call to complain about it.
Unionen, Sweden’s largest workers’ union, has started a hotline where women who are tired of having things “mansplained” to them can call and report their woes. Jennie Zetterstrom, a Unionen representative, told CNN:
The aim of our campaign is to draw attention to discriminatory behavior in the workplace. Sweden is well advanced when it comes to gender equality but much remains to be done. We want to start a discussion which we hope will be the first step in changing the way we treat each other.
So, Unionen… can you explain to me (in a totally non-sexist way) how I can get that number? .
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