When we don’t even consider hiring men for positions we’d prefer to fill with women because a man would find it demeaning, all we have to do is take a small step back to see how low of a view of women we have. Jimothy’s argument here is that a man would be insulted by the notion of taking a position traditionally filled by women. What’s implied (if not said outright) is that women can expect less because they are capable of less. Men can expect more because they are capable of more.
What does it say when we deem work to demeaning for men and perfectly suitable for women?
How are stereotypes around “male” and “female” work engrained in my community?
Do I encourage people to use their gifts or just steer them toward gender stereotypical work?