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“Good girls don’t get raped.”
Me:: (after demonstrating a piece of software I had written to be used for quality reporting by Medicare health plans): So that's how it works, any questions?
Medicare Official:: Wow, it's great. Who is the programmer?
Me:: I am.
Medicare Official:: But who actually wrote the code?
Me:: That would be me...the programmer.
Because apparently Black, women programmers don't actually WRITE CODE. 10 years ago, at headquarters in Washington, D.C. I felt irritated at having to explain that yes, I am a REAL programmer.
“Meatless Mondays are a healthy addition to your week - the issue is just convincing your husband!”
“I just assumed you were my nurse.”
“You should pierce your ears so people know you’re a girl.”
“Lol, Asian gay guys are too girly, I suppose.”
Starbucks employee (male):: What can I get you Sir?
Me (transitioning female to male):: [order]
SE:: Oh I'm sorry Miss.
Me:: Uh...it's sir.
SE:: Here's your coffee MISS sorry again MISS.
My friend thinks I "confused" him. I'm also a college student so if I wasn't sir, I should have at least have been ma'am.
“Smile! Smile! Come on you’re too pretty for me to see you not smiling!”