Carrie Brownstein plays the first female partner at a firm, whose speech about her experiences with workplace sexism is quickly interrupted by her male colleagues seeking personal absolution. Or as Fred Armisen’s character puts it, “I’m with you, and I know it’s difficult in any workplace … but I’m not bad, right?”




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  1. Scarlett 12 months ago

    Last week I was away at a conference when the Matt later news broke. In the elevator, some of my colleagues were sympathizing with Matt. Talking about how they were going to miss him, and felt sorry that he was losing his career. I told them he would be fine. multimillionaire no doubt, but wow, just wow.

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  2. luftballooneyegouge 12 months ago

    THOSE ARE PAID ACTORS, & NO, I WILL NOT PUT A BIRD ON IT!

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      Gina 12 months ago

      @luftballooneyegouge Yes, they are paid actors; but Portlandia is real!!! I have spent many hours there, I can vouch for it. …and so is the issue the paid are pointing out. :) Portlandia is a place you can get sick looking donuts after the bars close (that’s the only time I will eat donuts).

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      Gina 12 months ago

      @luftballooneyegouge oooh, I forgot to mention Voodoo Donuts slogan, “The Magic is in the Hole.” Keep Portland Weird man.

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  3. immortal_pirate 12 months ago

    (Cue the soap opera music)…

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      Gina 12 months ago

      @immortal_pirate Yep, this could be a scene from a Soap Opera, but sadly it’s also a scene from many corporate conference rooms.

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  4. griz 12 months ago

    While there are most certainly the power games of sexism going on in the workplace, hitting men everywhere repeatedly with the same sledgehammer is going to backfire. Desensitization and retaliatory response are on the horizon — for this is human nature.
    Let’s remember that we are a species infamous for over-compensating and taking things so far in the opposite direction that the pendulum is primed for an even mightier swing in the opposite direction.

    Sexist attitudes need to change. But trying to force-cure one kind of sexism by applying another over top of it is not the answer. Education is the answer — and the teacher with the sledgehammer isn’t interested in education: only control and indoctrination.

    Solid laws and social movements of true equality are the answer. And this isn’t happening while we leave it up to movements that are themselves sexist. Or emotional processes where everyone wants to be on the same wagon and generates various shades of victimhood upon themselves just so they be part of the crowd and revel in the same exercise of power over others.

    (The reveling in exercise of power over others is EXACTLY the same process feminism takes such exception to when it’s the men using what they might have an abundance of to control the women).

    Set the laws and let them punish those who exceed them — remembering that true justice is not a playing field for our emotions; nor the failing of it (actual or perceived) any excuse to engage in the vengeance-thinking of vigilanteism — whether physical, emotional, psychological or digital.

    Again, even the best-intended exercises of educating “with a stick”, are really more about control and oppression.

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  5. ladybarbara 12 months ago

    The invisible woman whose very being is discounted —– at Home Depot, that is me.

    Immortal Pirate and I went to Home Depot because I wanted to buy a security screen door for our house. Immortal Pirate picked out the door that he liked best and I liked it, as well. I found the salesman that will line up the delivery and the installation of the door that I was buying. The salesman asked Immortal Pirate his name and did not ask my name at all. I was putting all costs on my card and pointed out that I have a different last name because we are both single, though we both co-own the house together. The salesman continued to fill out the paperwork in Immortal Pirate’s name only —- with only his telephone number for the contact number.

    The installer contracted did leave a message on Immortal Pirate’s phone and we both tried calling him to line up an installation time, but could not reach him because his phone went right to message. That is when I went into Home Depot to talk to the salesman myself. ——- He was like , “and you are????” referring to Immortal Pirate’s name only on the paperwork. (que the mushroom cloud as I shouted) “I AM THE WOMAN WHO IS BUYING THE DOOR AND I AM THE WOMAN WHO IS PAYING FOR THE DOOR!!!” I pointed out that my boyfriends name is on the paperwork along with his telephone number — but — I am the one buying the door and I am being ignored like I am invisible. He added my phone number to the paperwork as an alternate number, just in case they can’t reach my boyfriend. —— Am I invisible???

    I bought hardware for the new door and the existing door, but I bought the wrong hardware and needed to return it. At the return desk I returned it and Immortal Pirate ambled up to the desk just in time for them to hand over the return receipts TO HIM!!!
    What am I? Chopped invisible liver???

    This is not anything that Immortal Pirate did. It is simply that when we are together and someone addresses us, it is Immortal Pirate that they talk to and it is like I am invisible. If it is clear that I am the one buying, or paying, they still do their dealings with only Immortal Pirate. —— Obviously, he is the most outstanding character and I blend in with the wall paper.

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    • immortal_pirate 12 months ago

      @ladybarbara
      Here is a picture of Lady Barbara conversing with the sales person in the screen door department at Home Depot…needless to say, she was pissed.

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      • ladybarbara 12 months ago

        @immortal_pirate And between us, you are the person with the dynamic persona that leaves the biggest impression. They love your character and want to be interacting with you and enjoying your humor and good nature. They want to have their picture taken with you —- as if you are a real Pirate and now you are in the spotlight as “Santa”.

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      • immortal_pirate 12 months ago

        @ladybarbara Ho Ho Ho…lol
        and I told the girl at the check out counter that she was on the naughty list…

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      • ladybarbara 12 months ago

        @immortal_pirate An occasion that I should have slipped “The Fart Machine” into your vest pocket ——- and pushed the remote button a few times.

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