It’s Tough Being A Girl

Destiny Lopez

Aaron Martinez

Destiny Lopez

Destiny Lopez, Staff Writer

The most common place to see this form of injustice, is in fashion stores in your local malls. When you walk into Hollister, every worker there appears to be slim and “model-like”, meaning they have the body “everyone wants”. I cant lie, I admire them for it and catch myself staring, because truthfully, how can you not?”

Do you know the feeling from when you apply to dozens and dozens of jobs and you feel obligated to give up and throw in the towel, but then you get that email or phone call from the manager asking you to come in for an interview after so much anxiety and anticipation? When you get to the interview and see that you’re the only girl there, how does that make you feel?

From experience, I had an interview where I was in that exact situation and I felt completely out of place. It made me feel that I was not going to get the job and that I was unfit for it. Plus, it didn’t help that it was my first interview since I had started applying. In the end I advise you to take initiative. Take advantage that you’re the only female there. You stand out! Go out there and do your thing!

This leading to my next point, the work force in general. I think of myself as being insecure, all I see are all my flaws as opposed to all of the positive things I have accomplished so far. It is very difficult to take rejection when you aren’t given a job, because there was someone better looking or more fit than you that the company felt would better benefit them. I think that is completely unfair for jobs to do; many people go to school and get degrees in fields that they have been training for just to be turned down by someone who is thinner or “better to look at”.  Unfortunately, that is “life”; it has been that way for years, we mainly see it portrayed in movies where the gorgeous blonde air head gets the job over the nerdy brunette who is let go or not given a chance at all to prove herself.

The most common place to see this form of injustice, is in fashion stores in your local malls. When you walk into Hollister, every worker there appears to be slim and “model-like”, meaning they have the body “everyone wants”. I cant lie, I admire them for it and catch myself staring, because truthfully, how can you not?(Especially when the male models are outside the store on special occasions because…WOW.) However, I still believe it is not fair to hire someone based on looks. Someone can get hurt on the job or hurt others if they don’t qualify for the position all because a manager hired them based off of beauty.This can go even further, because it puts women at risk for sexual harassment when at work.

I also want to point out that in a work field where men are more superior due to strength and it is mainly run by them, women have a less likely-hood of given a shot. Men will laugh in a woman’s face when we try to do something society believes is impossible for women to achieve. Just look at Hillary Clinton, she always runs for president yet no one takes her seriously because of the fact she is a woman.

So girls, when a guy tells you, ” You’re a girl everything is handed to you.” Don’t take it! You tell ’em,

“It’s Tough Being A Girl.”