Office Air Conditioning Proof It’s Still A Man’s World in The Workplace
So you think the patriarchy is keeping you down by a wage gap of $0.79 for every dollar a man makes? Have you considered another number?
That’s the degree in Fahrenheit that your office thermostat is set at. Cold enough to make females unbearably cold, while the gross, fur-chested men complain, “It’s a little warm in here, don’t you think?”
Sure, women are still offered less career advancement opportunities than their less qualified male counterparts, but they’re also forced into wearing cardigans in July. Why aren’t we solving THAT crisis?
As long as the “man” controls the temperatures of our offices, gender equality will never be achieved. Women will forever be too cold to effectively negotiate salaries and raises, though never too cold to complete both their own work and their male co-worker’s.
It is time to let the men sweat. It is time for a female-controlled A/C system kept at a reasonably cool 81 degrees.