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This week’s suggested topic: Micro Aggressions
Certainly not limited to sexism, micro aggressions are the little things that by themselves are minor but over a longer period of time wear you down. One man talking over you in a meeting is a jerk, but men talking over you in every meeting is a problem. It’s an issue with no simple solutions, also. So let’s talk about micro aggressions and how we deal with them (or don’t) in our day to day lives.