Do you tend to view/treat male police officers, firefighters, soldiers, etc. differently from female ones? Even if it's unintentional.
Unintentionally, I do view them differently. Treat? Absolutely not.
Well, I don't pat the male officers on the head & call them adorable.
Kidding kidding kidding
Today I walked past a group of Marines in uniform when a random man says "thank you for your service gentleman, you guys are the reason we are free." I felt horrible because there were four women in the group. I know women are still dismissed or
treated differently in these types of jobs, but I didn't know it was still on this level.
Well I would've given the benefit of the doubt if he hadn't said gentlemen prior. :P
True. Read past that and missed it. That sucks.
Honestly, I don't encounter any of those enough to really know, or remember from when I do.
I probably unconsciously respect the women a little more, because I know they've probably had to work twice as hard to prove themselves to get to where they are.
Not to belittle your sentiment, but I think (right or wrong) that "guys" has become gender neutralish. "Hey guys! What's up?" seems a phrase to say to a group of mixed friends.
If I am
In a burning house with a broken leg and pelvis.
My 220# frame would not appreciate being rescue drug out by a 110# female.
I cannot recall a time where an individual's sex played any roll in the respect I did or did not show them. I try to treat all persons in the best manner I know how; doing so regardless of any differences which may exist.