>Sometimes even the most offensive statements are hilarious, despite my dour humorless feminist beliefs, if said by the right person in the right way. Steph always seems to manage to inspire her co-workers to tell her terrible and obnoxious stories that under no circumstances would they normally repeat to anyone else, at work or not. The latest: her co-worker admitted that he once asked his girlfriend for a blow job, and when she said she didn’t feel like giving him one at the time, he said, “Too bad. That’s why they call it a job.”

OK, I would never, ever laugh at something so fucking patriarchal except that I couldn’t help it. It is just funny. Especially when Steph’s co-worker later complained that he didn’t want to do something , and she retorted, “That’s why they call it a job.”

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