Gender differentiation has come to an end in the office.
Hi Sally, you look nice today.
HOW DARE YOU OBJECTIFY ME.
I’LL SEE YOU IN COURT!
The era of any, and I do mean any, kind of attribute acknowledgement: hair length, skin tone (tan), clothing length (or curvature, or clingy-ness, or plunge, or exposure, color, material), weight, height, eye color, anything that is a physical attribute — is over!
Do not comment on ANY work mate’s attire or appearance. Do not compliment them. Do not acknowledge any change (good or bad) in their physical appearance. If you would not say it in-gender then do not say it out of gender. In summary:
DO NOT ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR HUMANITY!
You must treat every team member in your office as though they are a robotic member of your team. They have a mind and produce results. THAT IS IT!
This is the world we have created. Never mind that you’re an animal with hormones and desires and reactions and turn-offs and attractions. You WILL NOT EXPOSE YOUR HUMANITY IN THE OFFICE!
Maybe this is as it should be. Every fellow worker is there on their merit solely (right?). They are there to do a job — as are you. Physical attributes of team members should not enter into any of your conversations as you discuss your job.
Unfortunately, gender bias is part of our culture. Men have traditionally been dominant, women subservient — in the workplace. I don’t agree with this historical fact, but it is a fact. The notion that it can be instantly wiped away — is a fallacy. It will take time for the business world to eliminate all forms of gender expression and the corresponding biases.
If you’re a man — stop thinking of women as women. They have a mind and can type ideas into computers or perform technical or tactical work tasks.
If you’re a woman — accept that men are dumb as fuck and will take generations to learn this lesson.
So, if you could, do us the courtesy of dressing in man’s clothing while you’re in the office rather than the drop-dead sexy strip-tease shit you wear and then complain when men leer at you. Kindly wear business appropriate attire while you are working.
The [temporarily-male-dominant] Management.