Having dealt with sexual harassment in the professional kitchen, I was curious to find out exactly how prevalent this actually was in the food industry. I wanted to hear from other female chefs who might have gone through similar experiences, and to know that I was not alone. So I decided to gain some insight into this problematic issue by reaching out to other chefs in the discussion forum, Cheftalk, again. And I really wanted to become more aware of if this was, in fact, a cultural thing (being that most of my harassers had been from Spanish speaking countries).
I don’t want to make assumptions, but I am trying to connect the dots as to why Pollopicu so has it out for me. My theory is that maybe Pollopicu had a man stolen by an Asian woman in the past. And ever since then, she’s had this inner scorn for Asian women, which brutally unleashed when I started posting on CT. Well, if you did have such a horrible experience, I just want you to know that not ALL Asian women are man-stealing-hussies, Pollopicu. You shouldn’t let one unpleasant experience with a certain individual determine how you view every person of that group.
There was a poster on CT that suggested doing so and so to (in his words) “shut up the Hispanics”. Now THAT did seem a tad racist. To that remark, Pollopicu briefly mentioned how offensive she thinks that comment is to Hispanics. Then, she moved right along to her personal attacks towards me. So does that make sense? With someone who actually does make a remark that is a bit racially offensive, she has a “That is very insulting. I’ll get back to you later on that, but let me finish my personal attack against this Asian hussy” attitude. When I started talking about language in “Spanish in the kitchen” (not at all about race..it’s where I first encountered this lovely woman), she turns it into a race thing and has been out to get me ever since.