In a video for Buzzfeed, Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina took on the differences between how men and women are treated in the workplace.

I'll admit that I laughed multiple times throughout the video. On the surface, the lighthearted video is yet another example of Fiorina's grasp of the importance of reaching people on different platforms. It also showed Fiorina's willingness to address difficult topics that might appeal to a broad spectrum of voters.

But after finishing the video, I concluded that it was just another attempt to divide people. Amy Miller at Legal Insurrection said Fiorina's attempt to connect was "pandering."

"Carly is funny, engaging, and smart — but she used that power for evil. She walked into a young, modern, progressive venue, and threw her own womanhood under the bus in an effort to pander to a base that will never vote for her," Miller wrote. "Fiorina has defined herself as a businesswoman, CEO, and force to be reckoned with; she should not have to — and should never (NEVER) — have to play into the hands of liberals who work every day to manufacture divides in our society."

Let's go point-by-point on each issue raised in the video:

1. "How do you walk in those shoes?"

I laughed out loud at this part. The idea of a man in sneakers being asked this just tickled me.

I also don't find this question particularly sexist. High heels are difficult to walk in for a lot of women and are very painful. Other women — not men — are the ones who usually ask me if a shoe is difficult to walk in. I have asked this question myself with the ultimate goal of hoping the woman I'm asking has some simple secret to heel-wearing that makes them comfortable that I don't know about. That's never the case. You're either comfortable in heels or you're not.

On the flip side, I've also always wanted to ask people walking on stilts how they do that, but they are too high up to hear me.

2. "Getting talked over"

This one I've experienced. Maybe it's sexism, maybe I didn't speak up loudly enough. I've had people steal my ideas — and my jokes — because I wasn't heard and they were. One example of this occurred at one of my previous jobs — but I can't conclusively say that it was due to the fact that I am woman and not, say, the fact that I was new to politics and knew very little compared to the people around me (I definitely lacked confidence due to that).

The video suggests that this is just the way women are treated in the workplace, as if no woman has ever had her ideas heard because a man always steps in to steal them. That happens; it also happens to men. Certain bosses take credit for their subordinate's ideas, regardless of whether the subordinate is a man or a woman.

3. "Being defined by family"

Fiorina asks a male "coworker" in the video how he handles the work-life balance. I have no doubt that women with children get asked this question more than men with children.

The difference here reflects poorly on both sexes. When women are asked this, the implied question seems to be: "Why don't you spend more time with your children?" At the same time, not asking this question of men comes with the undertone that men don't need to be there for their children, or simply don't need to care about them.

The best idea here would be not to ask this question, especially of an acquaintance. I'm always amazed by people who are able to pack a lot of activities into a single day or week — even if those activities don't involve children. I don't think it is wrong to be curious about how they are able to do this — I simply want to know how they do it so that maybe I can be more active one day too (never going to happen, but I can dream).

4. "Getting assigned domestic tasks"

This one could be an error in the script, because Fiorina asks a male coworker: "You like to bake, how about you handle the cake for Gina's birthday?"

If she had said, "hey, you're a man, which means you must like baking, right?" I would have thought it was sexist. But what's wrong with asking someone who likes to do something if they would be willing to do that thing for others?

"Hey, Ashe, you know how to ride horses, would you be willing to teach my child to ride?" HOW DARE YOU ASK ME SUCH A QUESTION.

I don't see the harm in asking. If I were asked because it was assumed I know how to horseback ride because of my sex, that would be another story. But that's not how it was asked in the video.

The flip-side of this section of the video is the potential for hurt feelings if you bought a cake when — ohmygod! — you knew your co-worker Taylor loves to bake for everyone. What, you don't think Taylor's cakes are good enough? The opportunities to offend are endless.

5. "Being defined by family (again)"

I'll again give Buzzfeed this one. Fiorina asks her male coworker if work is less of a priority for him now that he has a family. Women could very well be asked this more often than men are after a child is born — I don't know, I've never heard of the question being asked at all. But it's plausible that women are more likely to get that question.

6. "(And again)"

"Does your wife help with the kids?" Fiorina asks her male coworker. Again I could see this question asked of either sex, but probably being asked more of women. I also think this question is asked more of women who don't work outside the home than of those who work in an office.

7. "Commenting on your food"

I actually have a big problem with this one. Not the problem brought up in the video — that women apparently are questioned about their food choices. Rather, my problem is that I ask people about their food. It's a personal problem that stems from having the palate of a child. I tend to inadvertently insult other's perfectly normal food choices. I'm working on it. I simply say nothing now.

I also think the question Fiorina asks about portion is actually more likely to be asked of men. I've never been asked this question and I'm always the person who loads her plate up with food. But I have seen men asked this question when they're embarking on what appears to be "Man versus food"-worthy proportions.

Though just because it's never happened to me doesn't mean it doesn't happen. I would venture to guess that it's women asking the question of other women rather than men asking the question.

8. "Being talked down to"

Fiorina suggests not having "too many men" working on the same project because they might get "catty." This is another one of those statements I have never heard made about women. I've been working for only a decade, so maybe I've just been lucky.

The main problem with the video is that it implies that all the issues raised are commonplace. But that's simply not true. These things might happen in certain divisions of certain companies, but it's wrong to suggest that they're the norm.

The only people I hear suggesting otherwise are liberals.

9. "Being defined by your gender"

Fiorina tells her male coworker that she didn't know men could be funny. I would buy this statement more than any other that's presented in the video. Although I don't believe it's so much an issue in the workplace as in society in general. Well, unless your workplace is a comedy club, perhaps.