“While I was in university, I found it hard to find a job for the life of me. So I always asked my friends for help and anytime I asked some of my male friends if they could refer me to their work place for a summer job (mostly manual labour), the typical response I would get would be “you cant do it, it’s manual labour”. I think for a second, more like months/years, I internalized that and really didn’t apply to any of those kinds of jobs.
Fast-forward to my more recent work places, where I worked alongside men. If there was manual lifting to be done, I am frequently told (I think as most females) “ohh let the men handle it”. Well just because I am a woman doesn’t mean I cant lift sh*t, at least let me attempt. I have reached a stage in my life where, honestly being told I can’t do something; especially because I am woman, motivates me to try even harder. I think one thing we lack in society is giving people the ability to try. Don’t pre judge me based on my looks and gender, you never know what I am capable of, assess me based on what I bring to the table.
The girl that can lift sh*t.