The Subtlety of Ignorance
However, on occasion, perhaps when I find my mind wandering from the menial tasks required of my position, I am caught off guard by an ignorant, thoughtless or provocative remark wafting through the airwaves. more often than not, the comment has been delivered by he talk-show host.
I was unfortunate enough to be listening to Neil Prendeville's show just a few days ago. The store where I work is rather large so it can be difficult to properly hear the speakers, which helps when I'm trying to drown out the noise. As I was carrying out my daily duties, I happen to hear Neil's co-host talking about a woman, who had been faced with blatant sexism at her place of work.
When questioned about the shoes, she queried as to why her male colleague wasn't required to wear high heals, to which she was met with hysterical laughter.
This alone, boiled my blood but what truly infuriated me was Neil's puzzlement and his rationality behind his own thinking. He commented on how this woman had gone to the trouble of looking smart in her suit and spoiled it all by wearing flats, he went on to ask his co-host "Do Women want to be men, is that it?"