I haven't been reading this thread, beyond the OP and the title, but here I go anyway:
Everyday sexist stuff at work in the past year:
-I am unsure of myself at work and a woman saw me and advised me to "Stop being such a woman and make a decision".
-A lady asked me not to gift wrap her book, because she wanted a girl to do it (I work with children's books). Mind you, I hate wrapping, but still!
-My coworkers and I were talking about parenting and I said: I know it's unlikely to be a financial possibility, but I think it'd be cool to be a stay-at-home dad, at least for a while. And people thought I was kidding around and some of them teased me. When they saw I was sincere they backed off for the most part though, so it wasn't that bad.-
-An older guy at work has been touching me inappropriately (he is always finding excuses to touch me, and has spanked me more than once), but he's normally so nice and helpful and we get along so well. Eventually I said: please don't, that's sexual harassment, and then he announced: it's not sexual harassment if you're into it. And everyone at work had a good laugh. I admit, it is kind of funny, but there are limits.
I'm glad I don't have to live in fear and all (no one tried to rape me, or abuse me), but I do think it's interesting to look at the small little things men run into. A lot of it's my fault for not setting clear boundaries and not asserting myself.
Most of the sexism I encounter is prejudice against femininity: That is a typically feminine attitude. Why would a man want that? You must be inherently defective/weak/undesirable. It's pretty mild though, I'm sure they're not trying to be hurtful.
Strangely, my coworkers are 95% female, and all of the management is female too. Even our CEO is female. Come to think of it, I've never had a male boss. Mind you, I have only had 3 jobs. You would think they wouldn't disapprove of femininity so much, since a lot of them are quite feminine, it's like this subtle built-in disrespect for the female gender role.
It's like even when the sexism is directed at a man, it's really sexist against women (not that female=femininity, but you get what I'm saying).