In August I had a personal experience with prejudice when I was told that a client would not meet with me because I am a woman and would, “Show women the door so the men can talk business”. I found myself wondering if what kind of *business* they would be discussing (?)
I thought about how I would respond to this request…and at first I thought I could go and wear a tie ~ that would perhaps give this client some sense of comfort, thinking that perchance I was a man, after all. But then I came to the realization that they would probably still identify me as female, just perhaps think I am Diane Keaton or Avril Lavigne. So I decided that the best approach to take was to be up front and honest and tell him I am not comfortable visiting this client…. Hey – I have cramps!