02/25/2013 12:02 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How To Deal With A Sexist Co-Worker, From Gloria Steinem (VIDEO)

This week on Mondays With Marlo, I discussed strategies for dealing with a sexist co-worker with feminist activist Gloria Steinem. Here are the strategies that she suggested:

  • Reverse the man's behavior. If he comments on your body or your clothes, comment on his body and his clothes. Take away his power to define you.
  • Substitute another group of people (nationality, religion) that he takes seriously, and ask him whether his remarks would be appropriate if they were aimed at that group.
  • Call your supervisor and explain that the co-worker's behavior is interfering with your comfort and efficiency in the workplace.

To learn more about Gloria's valiant work for women's rights throughout the years:

Gloria Steinem Through The Years

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