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I’ve worked in several predominantly male workspaces and, I have yet to be employed anywhere where 100 percent of my male peers knew how to speak to their female coworkers. Again, I’m not stating that every man I’ve worked with has said something inappropriate to me, but I am saying that everywhere I’ve worked, there’s always been at least one guy who just hadn’t gotten with the program yet on appropriate ways to talk to female peers. Some people might think I’m being too demanding by hoping that none of my male colleagues would say something off to me. To those people, I’ll remind that that most men probably never hear an inappropriate comment from their female colleagues. So if they can expect perfect workplace treatment, maybe I should, too. Here are ways I hope my male peers never speak to or about me.

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“You’re not going to blog about this, are you?”

Maybe I am. Maybe I’m not. Maybe I’ll tweet about it with a particular hot hashtag that’s going around right now. But, men, don’t criticize me for being vocal about your misconduct. If you don’t want it blogged about, then don’t do it.

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