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Guy Calls Out Sexist Boss For Slut Shaming His Co-Worker's LinkedIn Photo

This guy put his boss on blast over an insensitive and entirely inappropriate situation regarding "slut shaming" his coworker's LinkedIn photo. Can't imagine what this boss was thinking when they dropped that kind of BS into the workplace atmosphere, but this guy's rant does a solid job at deconstructing why it was so damn messed up. 

If you're looking for some more juicy co-worker drama with a bit of a lighter tone, we recommend checking out the time HR intervened on a couple co-worker's blossoming, high stakes sandwich saga.

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    Text - Sawyer Follow @sswyrs Thread] My boss made a comment today along the line of "I don't get how women can complain about how they get treated when they do shit like this." I turned around and to see what he talking about, and he was looking at a thumbnail of a profile pic of a woman on LinkedIn.
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    Text - Sawyer Follow @sswyrs She was a nice looking woman - it was head and shoulders shot of her wearing a grey t-shirt and smiling at the camera. It was as generic as you could get, which is what LinkedIn likes for profile pictures. I was totally baffled and said "Shit like... what?"
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    Text - Sawyer Follow @sswyrs He clicked on it to open it full-size, like he thought I just wasn't seeing it well enough and said "This!" I said "Taking selfies?" He said "Taking selfies like THAT." as still absolutely fucking lost, asked him to explain. He said "Just, like, slutty pictures." II
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    Text - Sawyer Follow @sswyrs "Slutty" is obviously a dumb af hypermisogynistic construct, but let me repeat it was a headshot of a woman wearing a gray t-shirt. The only skin on her you could see was her face and collarbones. I was STILL LOST and he was getting annoyed like I was being deliberately dumb
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    Text - Sawyer Follow @sswyrs I was getting annoyed right back, so I told him to just explain what he meant. He talked for a minute about how if you're going to post pictures like that, you deserve what you get. I was incredulous and reiterated to him that it was literally just a picture of a smiling face.
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    Text - Sawyer Follow @sswyrs We had this go round for a few minutes - him going come on, you know what I mean, me going no, I literally don't Eventually, I told him to define the word "slutty". He said "way over the top sexy and obviously down to fuck." I asked him what about that picture said that him
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    Text - Sawyer Follow @sswyrs After going in circles for about minutes he finally goes, "Well, she's insanely hot." There it was.
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    Text - Sawyer Follow @sswyrs This man saw a THUMBNAIL of a picture of an attractive woman, and decided that not only was she a "slut" but that her presumed "behavior" meant she deserved any harassment or assault she experienced - and felt this strongly enough to say it out loud, unprompted, and AT WORK
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    Text - Sawyer Follow @sswyrs A woman has her smiling face on her profile. A man she has never met sees it and instantly feels rage and disgust. He believes she invites and deserves harrassment/assault. All because she dared to be attractive in a public space.
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    Text - Sawyer Follow @sswyrs @men: Don't you ever ask women why they're afraid again
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