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People have different interests. Women in the office talk about fashion, for example. Some dudes are also into talking about that and know a fair amount, much like some women are massive football fans. I recently moved into an office with two guys who literally only talked about football, and sometimes boxing.
Instead of letting myself feel alienated, I made jokes about how Pele was doing, Beckham and Seaman etc. I joined the Fantasy Football league at the start of the season and 20+ weeks in I can have decent chats about the game.
If you give a shit about getting on with coworkers (and some people don't which is totally fair) and there is a particular topic they focus on, just make the effort. They might actually enjoy it.
Also I see this as incompatible with the normalisation of talking about stuff like periods.
This is something I want to be angry about but currently lack the cogency to do so without feeling like I'm some sort of -ist. But I don't think this is men vs women, it's about integrating with subcultures that may be more prevalent in certain environments.
Also is that link dead now or just something with my browser fucking up?