If you have stepped anywhere near social media in the past few days, you have undoubtedly come across the viral post rightfully shaming a customer who wrote “LOL” on the tip line in lieu of an actual dollar amount.

Posts like these pop up often, with social media users lauding restaurant patrons who overtip and shaming those who leave a server with an extremely low tip — or no tip at all

Any change in expected tips is cause for excitement or panic — the fuel for these viral posts. But there’s part of the story that gets lost in the virality of it all, and it has to do with how we value the work of women Read more…

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Tipping your server makes sexism worse, whether you intend to or not