Man Tells His Female Colleague She Doesn't Belong in the Body Mechanic World
A woman captured her male co-worker discriminating against her for being a female mechanic, claiming she should go to college instead.
Despite being in a modern world, stereotypes are still prevalent in society. Some of those include gender roles and careers.
Recently, a TikTok user who goes by the username @mechanicchickjess shared about the discrimination she felt at work for being a female mechanic.
The now-viral clip captured her male colleague telling her that she did not belong in the body mechanic world. He said:
“You should be out doing something with your life. Going to college [...] Don’t be here because this is a man’s world.”
Jess compiled several videos of her doing mechanic work, such as fixing car parts and tires, and through all of it, she seemed genuinely happy.
The TikTok post attracted several comments from angry users and women who supported Jess. Among the comments was from a user who said:
“Guys will post a pin up picture of a girl working in a car in their room but then get mad when they actually see it in real life.”
Another user shared her own experience. “I work in a male-dominated field myself, and I’ve heard the same things, but now I’m their boss. You’re doing great, my strong sister,” the comment read.
US data shows that 97.7% of mechanics and automotive service technicians are men, whose wages are over $9,000 more than females in the same field.
According to the 27-year-old, she was denied entry to a Miami party bus because she was plus-sized.
Research also found that auto-repair shops charge women more than they would males, which would be gender discrimination at its finest.
Apart from women still being thought of as less in society, other forms of discrimination are still prevalent amongst societies.
Among them is weight discrimination, which TikTok user and body positivity advocate Fallon Melillo shared about online.
According to the 27-year-old, she was denied entry to a Miami party bus because she was plus-sized. In addition, she found that the website only allowed slim and fit people to board, regardless of whether they had purchased a ticket.
Later, the event website took down the post and replaced it with a more subtle way of telling big women off, claiming only model-like figures would be welcomed.