“I don’t get how women can complain about how they get treated when they do shit like this.”
This is a comment from a boss in America, perusing LinkedIn for a potential new employee to hire.
Said ‘shit’ he is referring to?
The woman in question was wearing a grey t-shirt in her profile picture.
We’re talking run of the mill, high collar t-shirt.
How, dare she?
Wait for it…
An employee by the name of Sawyer posted a series of tweets about the interaction, which have since gone viral.
[Thread] My boss made a comment today along the line of “I don’t get how women can complain about how they get treated when they do shit like this.” I turned around and to see what he was talking about, and he was looking at a thumbnail of a profile pic of a woman on LinkedIn.
— Sawyer (@sswyrs) 14 June 2019
“I turned around to see what he was looking at,” Sawyer wrote, in response to his boss’s sharp remark.
“She was a nice looking woman, it was a head and shoulders shot of her wearing a grey t-shirt and smiling at the camera. It was as generic as they could get – which is what LinkedIn likes for profile pictures.”
“I was totally baffled and was like… shit like what?” wrote Sawyer.
Sawyer’s boss proceeded to enlarge the photo and repeat: “This!”
“Taking selfies?” Sawyer asked.
“Taking selfies like THAT,” the boss replied.
Still completely bamboozled, Sawyer asked him to explain.
“Just, like, slutty pictures,” he replied.
Sawyer clarifies in her story that literally the only skin the woman is showing in the picture is her face and her collarbones.