So were were watching this court thing on the ID channel and this woman started talking about how you shouldn't "judge people by appearance BUT this person came in wearing jeans, steel toed boots and a key ring the size of fist"...Cue Dena to yell out, "Maybe he was just coming from work, Dumbass!" The woman on tv then says..."and that was a woman."
I laughed but really, as a female ironworker Dena has seen a lot of this. Steel toed boots are a job requirement as are the keys so no one steals equipment from your job site. And with men chasing after her she didn't "dress pretty" for work...I mean would you? You have to climb all over putting up the steel frames of buildings, operate heavy equipment and be in the field all day with a bunch of men. When you are their boss and the only female that's tough work. Couldn't be me. Just sayin. Now she's on the railroad and sometimes running into the same thing, though she only has one key nowadays.
Perception is reality and no matter who you are you will be judged daily by others based on your looks and your actions.
My Facebook page blew up earlier this week based on posts I made in reference to several articles on Michael Vick ->While Michael Vick was officially outracing his past Monday night, one of the dogs he abused cannot. "Some people wonder, are we ever going to let Michael Vick get beyond...all this?" said Richard Hunter, who owns Mel. "I tell them, let's let Mel decide that. When he stops shaking, maybe then we can talk."