if i'm selling something with the description "partially refurbished, thoroughly tested, fully operational" and your inquiry starts with "does it really work?!", i will ignore your mail and think you're a misogynistic asshole (seriously, these have skyrocketed since i've started using a feminine name in the contact info - that's the third one in a week!)
misogyny, tech, rant
oh cool, another man in my mails trying to haggle down a price with the argument "you have no idea what you are doing! i can't trust you!"
this is not how any of this works. just because we live in capitalism and i need to survive does not mean i have no choice in picking my buyers. and guess what, it won't be you, andreas, you're a piece of shit
That's why I normally use gender neutral names (and no avatars) online, and people then anyways mistake me for a dude. It's annoying having to fight sexism 24/7 and this is one area where I've decided to give myself a break. I never chose to fight this fight. I was forced into it 😔
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