Casually sexist things that we see everyday (waiting handing wine menu, giving bill to the guy)
Every day, women face sexism in almost all spheres of their lives, right from their family homes to workplaces. And this has happened to such an extent that it has become normal for women to deal with casual sexim. While some go about their lives without protesting, others don’t even recognise it. If you’re wondering how much casual sexism has been normalised for women, here are a few examples.
Getting handed the wine menu or being offered vodka
Women don’t drink just wine or vodka but at most parties or social settings, it’s assumed that they prefer these ‘soft’ alcoholic drinks over more masculine ones like whiskey. Well, truth be told, to each his own.
Watching the restaurant bill being handed to their male partner
To this day, many waiters assume that the man is paying the bill and so, instead of keeping it on the table, they directly hand it over to the man while blissfully assuming that the women is incapable of paying for a meal.
Ask any woman about how she deals with catcalling in public places and she’ll tell you that she ignores it most of the time.
Men sitting at the head of the table
Even in the most progressive homes, men are often considered the head of the table and are usually served first.
Getting mansplained at work and home
It has become second nature for women to get mansplained almost every other day, sometimes even on topics like period and pregnancy.
Choosing clothes carefully for work
While men are rarely judged for what they wear to work, women are almost always scrutinised. Sometimes, the neckline is too low and at other times, the attire is ‘boring’.
Sitting uncomfortably in public transport systems
No matter which part of the world you live in, there’s no escaping manspreading, which takes away a woman’s right to sit comfortably.
Accepting a curfew at home and hostels
Most parents impose a curfew on their daughters, sometimes even adult and working ones. But is there such a restriction for sons? Nope. The same goes for women’s hostels. While women have to get in by 10 pm or earlier, there’s no restrictions for boys
Getting judged for not knowing how to cook
Even today, as much as we would like to believe, women are judged for not knowing how to cook. In the case of men, however, there are no such expectations.
Men can shout to express their frustration whereas women are expected to be calm and collected even under the most frustrating circumstances. Which is why, most women, even the assertive ones, keep their tone down because they don’t want to be asked if they are PMS-ing.
These are a few examples of casual sexism that have been normalised for women. If you face any of this, or more, let us know in the comments.