(All of the photographs in this post are by David Benjamin Sherry, if for no other reason than I’m feeling monochromatic color photography today. He’s awesome, and you should put him on your radar. Check him.)
There’s a post I’ve been wanting to write for a while about the different ways that men and women approach work situations, but I’m so sick of myself, and I’m so afraid that you’re sick of me that it’s paralyzing. I don’t know why anyone would read anything I write. But do you know what, I’m not going to keep on guilty about it, because that’s like the #1 female CEO’s tell you is a worthless emotion, am I wrong?
One of the many reasons why my friend David and I are so close is because we really get each other’s careers. We write for many of the same publications. We suffer from many of the same insecurities. He lives like a five minute bike ride away from my apartment, and he’s frequently the only person I have to talk to during the day. It’s sort of like he’s my co-worker, if that makes sense.
Because we frequently write for the same editors at the same publications, we compare notes. Most of the time, our experiences are pretty similar. But there are a few marked exceptions. And I think they are gender-based differences. They are as follows: