Overheard at work, in a conversation between a couple of people about an email one of them was writing:
“”Looking for the girl in the office”? That sounds sleazy. Very, very sleazy”
…Why? What is ‘sleazy’ about saying that you’re looking for a particular person, whose name you don’t know and whose (assumed!) gender you remember, in an office? Why is that sleazy? What are the assumptions that make it so? What does it say about us, that we consider an entire gender of people intrinsically sexualised by their very existence?
I am a woman. I regularly sit in an office. What is sleazy about that?