Microagressions is a site about venting those little racist/sexist/classist dings that hit throughout the day. Some examples:
“Excuse me, do you speak English?” Man at the bus stop. I am an Asian American woman. I was reading Jane Austen. In English.
“Wow, from talking to you on the phone, I’d never know that you were a fat girl. You don’t sound fat at all.” My friend’s grandmother, upon our first meeting.
Woman in store:: You’re so skinny, you must be anorexic.
Me:: No, not anorexia – Grave’s disease.
My friend tells me that he doesn’t think women should be engineers because when women join a traditionally male profession, average salaries go down whereas when men join a traditionally female profession, salaries go up. We are both majoring in engineering, and I am a woman.
If you want to vent, it’s a good place. If you want to get a better understanding of some of the fail out there? Also a good place.