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Wednesday, 28 August 2019 12:21

"It's a man's world."

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"It's a man's world." 
 
Those words, uttered by a co-worker I greatly respected, will forever be imprinted in my mind. I'll always remember the way she sighed before making the statement. It was a pained sigh, one of an exasperated woman who knew the unfortunate truth of my situation: it wasn't worth the fight. 
 
This was the unpleasant end to a conversation I had started only a few minutes previously, after confessing to a woman I worked with that I had been enduring months of repeated sexual harassment at our workplace. 

I’m a pale, half-Mexican woman, with brown siblings and white parents. After our adoption, (long story, you can read about it in a few weeks), we were living in a predominately white area in the Chicago suburbs. My siblings and I represented probably a quarter of the entire Latinx/Hispanic population at the school, so needless to say, we - but especially my older brother and sister, stood out a lot.