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As I walked down the long cold hallway towards the maintenance office to punch in for work that day (December 2005), I could hear the rowdy mechanics laughing out loud from 20 feet away. When I stepped into the room the laughter stopped and one mechanic blurted out “speaking of beautiful.” I didn’t realize it at the time but the five mechanics and the one supervisor in that room were having a female hate fest. This wasn’t the first degrading or derogatory joke or photo I’d witnessed over the decades. Naïvely, I believed the men in that room were better than that. I actually believed that some of those men were my friends.

OH!  The hypocrisy of it all. To call me a liar for complaining about workplace violence and then I walk right into their hate fest, well it was beyond words. Throughout my long aviation career I’ve put up with the insults, the pornography, the hate, the disgust, being shunned and ostracized, ignored and excluded. Nothing new. But I did expect my new supervisor to put a stop to the female hate fest instead of joining in and going along with the boys. It only takes one good man to say no. There weren’t any good men in the maintenance office that day. I guess I expected too much.

Anddddd…. Wait for it!  A United Parcel Service representative told me, “we have a zero-tolerance policy for workplace violence” for the umpteenth time. And of course the mechanics and I had to sign the anti-harassment forms once again and again and again…. into perpetuity.

Dictionary to decode women’s personal ads

40-ish…………………….….……….. 49
Adventurous………………………. Slept with everyone
Athletic………………….……………. No breast
Average looking……………………Moooo
Beautiful…………………….………..Pathological liar
Emotionally Secure………………On medication
Feminist……………………..…………Fat
Free spirit…………………………….Junkie
Friendship first…………………….Former slut
New-Age………………….…………..Body hair in wrong places
Old-fashioned……………….……..No BJ’s
Open-minded…………….…………Desperate
Outgoing…………………….………..Loud and Embarrassing
Professional…………………….…..Bitch
Voluptuous……………….….………Very Fat
Large frame……………….………..Hugely fat
Wants Soul mate…………….…..Stalker