It’s no secret that women are freezing at the office and now that summer is in full swing, the air is blasting full force at work, forcing me to eat lunch in my car and wear sweaters inside, even in July.
But I’d never complain that air conditioning is sexist. However, Taylor Lorenz, a writer at Atlantic would beg to differ.
‘Air-conditioning is unhealthy, bad, miserable, and sexist. I can’t explain how many times I’ve gotten sick over the summer b/c of overzealous AC in offices.
#BanAC,” she tweeted. Attached to the tweet was a link to a New York Times op-ed where a writer mused if Americans even need air conditioning at all.
Um, hello! With the impending doom of climate change warming our country at an alarming rate, how can someone SAY such a thing?!?
Lorenz got ridiculed for her tweet, and rightly so. To think the temperature in a building is sexist is absurd.
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— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) July 8, 2019
Air conditioning is sexist: the hottest take. https://t.co/kxIkF69qLY
— Ryan P. Williams (@RpwWilliams) July 8, 2019
I don't know, Taylor, I have a cute pink cardigan on the back of my office chair, and it's amazing how well it does the trick on days when the A/C is a bit enthusiastic. https://t.co/ae1LpsM6Qe
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) July 9, 2019
I used to be cold at the office. Last year I got cancer, had to have a hysterectomy and oophorectomy, and went into early menopause. I have no problem with the AC now.
"AC is sexist" is a bad take and ignores the experience of postmenopausal women. Which is… sort of sexist. https://t.co/V4ocBIlz4s
— Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) July 8, 2019
One day I'm enjoying comfortable room temperature, the next day I open Twitter and find out my air conditioner was a sexist misogynist all along.
I guess it's back to covering the couch in ball sweat https://t.co/qjsketxHFK
— UR2SLOW (@UR2SLOW_) July 8, 2019