Anyone remember the job ads titled “Office Help”? You knew, when a job ad was titled that way, that they expected, or wanted, a woman. Women help. They don’t actually do a job, they just help someone else do a job. So the someone else gets the credit. And the big bucks and the benefits. After all, you’re just helping out, you’re just doing a favor. Because you’re nice. That’s what women are. You never saw “Maintenance Help” or “Engineering Help” ads.
Another give-away was, and maybe still is, when the job was for something like “10:00 to 2:00”. A man wouldn’t take a part-time job. Men needed a full-time job. Even if they hadn’t made a couple kids they then needed to support. (Did I ever get paid more to support my choices? Don’t think so.)
And they’d get it too. The full-time job. Men are good at talking about their needs. Because having needs makes you important, If you’re a man. (If you’re a woman, needing something makes you weak, dependent.)
(‘Course everything makes you weak if you’re a woman. Even ethics. It’s called ‘sentiment’. In a man, it’s called ‘integrity’.)
Have things changed?