An inconsequential thing happened a while ago that kept playing in my mind. I’m an analyst at heart, so it intrigues me when something trivial gets a reaction out of me.
This post is about women in tech and our problems in the workplace.
We talk a lot about men, harassment, and discrimination and reporting misconduct at work.
But what I’m going to talk about has been a bigger issue for me.
Even though, #metoo.
And the problem is, it’s still hard to even describe the problem.
I also don’t have any insight on to why this thing happens, or how to stop it. I can avoid going for one-on-one drinks with a colleague or client. I can say there’s no reason to walk me to my cab, and I tend to pre-plan ways to back out of a situation I feel is unsafe. None of this guarantees anything, but in general, I feel like I have some things I can do to stay safer.
This is something I am helpless to prevent. And if I report it, I come out sounding crazy.
You’ll see. You’ll think it too.