There’s A New Hotline in Sweden To Report “Mansplaining” Colleagues And I Want In

There’s A New Hotline in Sweden To Report “Mansplaining” Colleagues And I Want In

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.

Since the line went live, Unionen says it has already received over 215 calls, plus more interaction on the Facebook event and Instagram account used to promote the new resource.

So, Unionen… can you explain to me (in a totally non-sexist way) how I can get that number?

[via CNN]

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Jenna Crowley

Jenna used to be known as 2NOTBrokeGirls, but then one of the girls actually went broke, so she's struck out on her own. Jenna spends her free time saving the world, one sorority girl at a time (usually while wearing yoga pants), questioning why she decided to get a doctorate, documenting her love of all things cheese related, and hosting the new PGP podcast Don't Take It From Us. You can ask her anything you want about football, using your boobs to get what you want, and pizza at @JennaLCrowley on Twitter or via email at

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