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Black skirt Jil Sander skirt, identical for under 30.00 USD here - Satin and lace grey top Pretty Good, similar 

Zebra print heels Bershka, similar  - Grey bag Ferragamo

Flower pearl and rhinestone pin, similar here in gold tone
Several weeks ago I was in a meeting where I was the only woman in the room. We all had an equal say in the matter and I felt equal. Apparently I was wrong. Afterwards I was  literally set aside and all communication was sent to my husband. Last time I felt like this was at the Marrakesh Menara airport where the customs official would not address me directly. Have you ever felt like a second class citizen because of your gender ?


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9 comments

Natalie Sampson said...

A year ago the cable company guys came to fix something in my house. I was well informed about the problem but it was not until my brother got home that their whole demeanor changed and they began giving him straight answer. I was so annoyed I wasn't shown the same respect they showed to my brother.

Kim Alston said...

That hasn't happened to me, but I can imagine how you feel Lorena. Some guys feel women don't know as much as men (which is SAD). They rather speak to a man, than a woman :S
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Beauty Unearthly said...

I love the details. Very beautiful.

Sheila said...

Ugh, I've had this so many times in my life, most recently from my own mother, giving my brother preferential treatment because "he's a man". MOTHER! I set her straight.

Courtney Erin said...

I'm restraining the urge to scream in frustration. I have felt that so many times it is just beyond aggravating at this point. It just makes my blood boil. I'm sorry that you experienced it again. I'm also sorry that, as the mother of a daughter now, this will be one of a series of depressing conversations I have to have with her so she's prepared...and prepared to be righteously angry about it.

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Mica T said...

So sorry you were treated that way Lorena!

This just happened to me the other week and it was so frustrating. It wasn't because I was a woman though, but I called up as our washing machine was broken. Well because hubby used his card to pay for it, it was in his name so it was so painful trying to get them to log a job for it. Then when they called back to setup an appointment time, they would only talk to him and not me even though I'm the one who reported the issue, ugh. So frustrating! Thankfully I managed to fix the machine myself - wouldn't have liked to have had to do that little dance every time I spoke to them about it!

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Lyddiegal said...

So sorry to hear that happened to you, and that it STILL remains a common occurrence. Will we ever evolve?

And on another note, I love those shoes!
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Magdalena Ścierska Minimalissmo said...

It will be short: this blouse looks great, nice color and style (for middle age and above). Perfect for office work. Like it!

mummabstylish said...

Sorry to hear this, that's awful.
No never had this happen to me.

Love the outfit, it's classic, sophisticated and professional. Jacqui
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