I was in a restaurant in San Francisco when a man walked up to me and started asking me if I was an engineer or not.
I told him that I am and that I work for Apple.
“I thought, what the fuck are you talking about?” he asked.
He kept asking me what my position was, and I said that I was the VP of Engineering.
Why do you want to know?”
I told his manager, who was still staring at me.
“That’s not the point,” he said.
I thought that’s what you’d hear, and it would make people uncomfortable. “
I was shocked.
I thought that’s what you’d hear, and it would make people uncomfortable.
I asked him if he thought I was a female engineer, and he said, ‘Of course not, it’s just that I’m white.'”
I was so offended, I felt I needed to say something.
He continued asking, “How do I know you’re not a white male engineer?”
I replied, “Well, I don’t know.”
He laughed and then said, “You’re the first white female in the company for 10 years, and you’re also the only white woman in the room.”
“Well then, how did you get in here?
I thought I had it figured out.”
He told me he was just kidding and that he’s white.
I replied that I wasn’t kidding.
He then told me that I had to get to the top and that it was going to take more than a handshake.
“But you’re still white,” he told me.
I was shocked, I didn’t know what to say, and the only thing I could think of was that he was joking.
“He didn’t get it, he didn’t understand,” I told the waiter.
“And you can’t do that,” he laughed.
“It’s just so insulting.
And that’s not how it’s supposed to be.
That’s not what we do here.”
It was at this point that I realized that I would be facing a situation in the tech industry where people were so hostile toward women that they didn’t even realize they were doing it.
It’s an uncomfortable situation, and many people don’t realize that.
“If you don’t do this, I’m going to have to go out of business,” the man told me, explaining that he would take legal action if he couldn’t get what he wanted.
The man was angry.
I left the restaurant, feeling really bad for him.
But, I also felt that I needed the support of other women in tech.
“Women have been really, really great to me,” I wrote on Twitter.
“As a woman in tech, I know how difficult it can be.
But you have to know how to get through it.
And if you don- you’re white and have a vagina, I will just throw you out of my life.
I won’t be there for you.”
A few days later, I called a tech support representative.
He told my story and then told my manager, and my manager called my boss.
I felt so betrayed.
I didn, too.
I had worked so hard to earn my place at Apple, and now, I had the man who thought I looked like a girl in a white dress tell me that it’s OK to have a penis.
I wrote an apology on Twitter and said, You know what?
I also asked for help from the company.
They told me to reach out to the HR department and that they were looking into it.
That evening, I walked into the office and told my boss, “It was so fucking hurtful,” he wrote in a follow-up email.
“We need to get this resolved.”
I also called the head of the company, who told me she was investigating the matter and would have more information to share in a few days.
It was then that I found out that I could sue him.
I sued him for defamation and malicious prosecution.
In the lawsuit, he said that the reason he would do this is because he had seen how my appearance made others feel and that because I am a woman, I was also the target of racism.
“At the end of the day, the company is not hiring or promoting women, and that’s the company’s problem,” the lawsuit states.
I’ve had to deal with death threats, rape threats, and rape culture, and there are people who are literally calling for my life to be put out of action.” “
My case has become a national flashpoint for tech.
I’ve had to deal with death threats, rape threats, and rape culture, and there are people who are literally calling for my life to be put out of action.”
He then asked me to take the case to a jury.
I said I wanted to make sure that I didn the company had an open mind about me