Post # 1
I just thought it would be fun to see how many other bees work in what is considered a “man’s” job. I work as a butcher and I am one of very very few females in the business and most people are extremely suprised when they hear my profession. Just wondering if anyone else works a job like that, it would be fun to see what everyone else does for a living. And are people generally suprised when you tell them what you do?
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I’m in academia, which is sadly still a very male-dominated field. It’s getting better, but there is still a lot of misogyny and nepotism.
Post # 4
engineering major that just got out of the military… aviation to be more specific. So yea… very male dominated. and yes I get the… “you were in the military??? really? but you’re so girly!?” who says a girl can’t wear a dress if she flys planes and likes physics!?
Post # 5
I dont really think of it as a mans job, but I guess since I do work with like 90% men. I’m in engineering.
Post # 6
Studying to be an elementary school teacher, so no.
Post # 7
Love this thread! Be curious to see the responses 😉
Post # 8
I hate that there are still things considered “men’s” jobs and “women’s” jobs. I work in a female-dominated office in a gender-neutral field.
I thought about doing butchery training as I’m a keen cook and very hands-on with carcasses. Father-In-Law is a former butcher (amongst other things) so I’d like to ask him if I could get involved one time when he’s doing a stag (he hunts).
My aunt was one of the first female sound”men” on the stadium rock circuit in the 1980s.
Could we have an “I work in a gender neutral field” option?
Post # 9
I am an attorney. It used to be a male dominated field, but there are increasingly more women in the field.
Post # 10
do you feel as though people don’t trust your opinion about your chosen field as much as a man’s? It is something that bother’s me sometimes when people think I am somehow not capable of knowing just as much as a man is, does anyone else feel that way?
Post # 11
I’m an xray tech, and it’s about 50-50. Seems the men work more of the daylight hours, but it has to do with seniority, and choice. You can choose to do midnights, and some people really like that shift.
Post # 12
@SpecialSundae: Good for you being a butcher is an amazing thing, but you definitely need a strong stomach lol if you have no problem being covered in animal blood then I say absolutely go for it, I personally think that even just the basics are good skills that everyone should learn, and it can save you money on groceries too lol. But then again my opinion is a little biased, I do love my job.
Post # 13
I’d say yes. I am a lawyer. Over all (especially among younger lawyers), women are probably almost equal with men. But I’m a litigator and that is a VERY male dominated area. In 4 years I think I’ve dealt with……. 1 other woman litigator. All the rest are guys.
Post # 14
I dislike the title. I know some fields are still predominantely male, but it doesn’t mean it’s a man’s job.
My field was traditonally male, although I don’t think very many see it that way any more, and where I am it’s probably about a 60/40 split.
Post # 15
@prettypincushion: No problem with the blood at all. I’m of the opinion that you shouldn’t be eating meat unless you can cope with doing the dirty work yourself.
Post # 16
@SpecialSundae: It is a good opinion to have.
@AB Bride: I put “man’s” in quotations to try to implicate that it isn’t someting that only they can do but a field that generally people think of men working in. I love what I do and I don’t think that me being a woman means I can’t do it just as well as a man but it is a job that unfortunately most people don’t ever imagine a woman doing.