[TRIGGER WARNING: SUICIDE, SEXUAL HARASSMENT]
Asked the MRAs and anti-feminists trying to prove that misandry is real by pointing out that dangerous occupations like construction, mining, and firefighting are dominated by men.
Gee, could it be because of shit like this?
Residents Concerned that Va. Firefighter was Victim of Cyber-Bullying
A woman firefighter was found dead of apparent suicide recently, and was also the victim of some nasty online harassment related to her being a firefighter.
"It was pretty raunchy. It was raunchy. It was offensive. It was disrespectful. It was ridiculing," said retired federal government worker and Fairfax County resident Jane McKinley. She saw the postings on the community forum Fairfax Underground while searching for more information about Mittendorff.
The postings appear to be from fellow firefighters, though they are anonymous.
Though it hasn't been confirmed if Nicole Mittendorff's suicide was related to the harassment or if she was even aware of the forum postings, the fact that this was even going on is an indication of what it's like to be a woman in one of these careers. And this isn't an isolated case. Women don't apply for these kinds of jobs very often because we know they're dominated by men and we know that means there will be harassment. Maybe to the point of making us suicidal. That's not worth the trouble for what are still often pretty low-paying jobs for most women.