Here’s the Sexism in the Food Service Industry

Here’s the Sexism in the Food Service Industry

When we think about the sexism in industries like journalism, tech, and film, we kind of already know what people are talking about: There are fewer female writers on any given publication, less women coding, and not as many females working behind the camera (but plenty of girls being sexualized in front of it).

But here’s an industry you may not have thought about in terms of sexism: the food service industry.

Despite the fact that over half of food service industry employees are female, less than 20% of all chefs are women, and a female server makes on average only 68% of what a male server does (and these numbers are even lower women of color). Sound like a familiar pattern?

Want to learn more about sexism in the food service industry? Check out the rest of this Mic article HERE.

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