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This woman got promoted ahead of her white male co-worker. What he did next was awful

Indy 100 logoIndy 100 19/5/2017 Bridie Pearson-Jones

When a conversation starts with "I'm not sexist, but..." you know someone's about to be really sexist.

That's what happened to Azita Rahman, a pre-med and sociology student at the University of California, Riverside.

She recentlyΒ shared a picture of a text exchange with a co-worker, who believed he deserved a promotion over her because, "the position is more suited to a man".


The text-exchange reads:

No offense but you really don't deserve that promotion [sic]

Because starting something with "no offence" obviously completely stops it from being offensive.

Another message follows saying:

I work my ass off and I bring her [The big boss?]Β coffee every day... you're too emotional in your decision making.

I'm not sexist but this position really is better suited for a man. Men are better with numbers, we make better accountants. You'd be a lot more successful as a secretary.Β 

Β It's okay though, because he "hopes she isn't offended"Β 

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Don't get offended I'm just being honest

Hope you don't take it the wrong way

Azita's response however was absolutely perfect.

See the difference between you and me in the work place is that while you're spending all you're time sitting on your white ass, texting me s--t like this, acting like you're entitled to everything in the wolrd and waiving off hard work just because you're a man - -I'm **suprise** actually working hard and getting "your" promotions.

You can say whatever you want but at the end of the day, our male boss used your so-called superior male decision making skills to

Not you. I'm sorry your genital and skin color didn't workout in your favor this time, Maybe next promotion! Until then, your analysis report is due tomorrow.

She then sent another tweet saying that the co-worker in question often makes Islamophobic comments towards her.

Fellow twitter users have praised her for her measured response.

Azita added that she's reported him to HR, and has permission to share the screenshots.

Indy100 has reached out to Azita for comment.

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