||[Sep. 21st, 2011|02:15 pm]
So, I girded my loins, out away my chickenshit side, and spoke to her during the break. To her credit, she was very open to my comments and agreed that "cute little" was unconscious but inappropriate. I do think she's sincere. I hope it makes a difference.|
I would have pulled up the microgressions.com site on my phone and showed it to her. I also have no shame.
Good for you! The only way you can say you did something about it is to do something about it!
That's kinda what I figured.
Well done. That's the sort of thing that really does need to be called on. However, calling someone on it is difficult.
Go you! That took courage :)
Good for you. And hopefully for her; I do tend to think better of anyone who is open to criticism. But what of the larger issue of imposing upon others for your education?
She said that she'd never run into that response, I assured her that it was out there, and she said that she would look into it and thanked me for telling her.
Well, as someone else said, I think it depends on the context. If you already have a personal relationship with someone, a clearly genuine request for information is rarely taken badly, IME.
This is very reassuring to hear.
And kudos for addressing it with her. Hopefully future classes she runs will benefit.
Edited at 2011-09-24 02:00 am (UTC)
Go you! I am pleased to hear that you got a positive response.
I'm really happy that you decided to say something. After reading your posts throughout the class, I was getting more and more horrified at the presenter's seemingly obliviousness. How could she be talking about sensitivity training and appropriate ways of interacting and then go and do the exact opposite herself? It was making my brain hurt.
I didn't want to, but it was necessary. I''m glad I did.