After she was asked an illegal interview question, this reporter's rousing defense of working moms is ON FIRE

Three cheers for this perfect response to workplace sexism.

“Do you plan on getting knocked up immediately like the rest of them?”

Believe it or not, that's a real question that Lindsay McCormick, a former reporter for the NFL Network, says she was asked by a male hiring manager when interviewing for a job three years ago.

Though she isn't sharing just who asked her the discriminatory question, she did take to Instagram to thank the NFL Network for “removing him from his position this week.” The network suspended three analysts this week—Marshall Faulk, Ike Taylor and Heath Evans—pending an investigation on sexual misconduct allegations. Others at the network were also pulled from appearing on air.

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Lindsay McCormick through the years
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 11: Lindsay McCormick attends the 2017 Playmakers Party at Viva Hollywood on July 11, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/Getty Images,)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 28: Lindsay McCormick arrives at the Habitat LA 2017 Los Angeles Builders Ball at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on September 28, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for Habitat for Humanity )
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 08: Actress Lindsay McCormick attends the Babes For Boobs Bachelor auction benefitting the Los Angeles County Affiliate Of Susan G. Komen at El Rey Theatre on June 8, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 25: Sports Broadcaster Lindsay McCormick attends Floyd Mayweather's 40th Birthday Celebration on February 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 10: Actress Lindsay McCormick arrives at Together1Heart Presents 'Beyond The Veil' on December 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Bezjian/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 06: Lindsay McCormick attends the Premiere Of Viva Pictures' 'The Bounce Back' at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 6, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images,)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episodes 2312 - The remaining three couples will have one last night of competitive dancing as they perform a '24-Hour Fusion Challenge,' vying to score some extra judges' points, and one couple will be crowned the 'Dancing with the Stars' champion, culminating an incredible season, which will be announced live from The Grove on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (9:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) SHARNA BURGESS, JAMES HINCHCLIFFE, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV, JENNA JOHNSON, JAKE T. AUSTIN, SASHA FARBER, TERRA JOL� ALLISON HOLKER, JANA KRAMER, EMMA SLATER, GLEB SAVCHENKO, LAURIE HERNANDEZ, RICK PERRY, VALENTIN CHMERKOVSKIY, AMBER ROSE, CALVIN JOHNSON JR., MAUREEN VANILLA ICE, MCCORMICK, RYAN LOCHTE, LINDSAY ARNOLD
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 2307' - The eight remaining celebrities will dance to some of the most popular songs throughout the decades, as 'Eras Night' comes to 'Dancing with the Stars,' live, MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, SHARNA BURGESS, JAMES HINCHCLIFFE, LINDSAY ARNOLD, CALVIN JOHNSON JR., MAUREEN MCCORMICK, ARTEM CHIGVINTSEV, CHERYL BURKE, RYAN LOCHTE
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 09: Sports broadcaster Lindsay McCormick arrives at the Premiere of HBO and NFL Films 'Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The Los Angeles Rams' at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on August 9, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 14: TV personality/sports broadcaster Lindsay McCormick attends Matt Leinart Foundation's 10th Annual Celebrity Bowl For Charity at Lucky Strike Lanes on July 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/WireImage)
STUDIO CITY, CA - MARCH 10: Sports broadcaster Lindsay McCormick attends 'A Place Called Home celebrates 'Stars and Strikes' 2016' at PINZ Bowling & Entertainment Center on March 10, 2016 in Studio City, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 12: Lindsay McCormick is seen on December 12, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by gotpap/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 07: Lindsay McCormick attends the 7th Annual Unbridled Eve Derby prelude party at The London West Hollywood on January 7, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 05: Sports Broadcaster/TV Host Lindsay McCormick attends the 57th Annual Genii Awards at Skirball Cultural Center on May 5, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Lindsay McCormick attends the Fallout 4 video game launch event in downtown Los Angeles on November 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vincent Sandoval/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 03: Sports Broadcaster Lindsay McCormick arrives at The Game Awards 2015 at Microsoft Theater on December 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 23: Sportscaster Lindsay McCormick attends the Pia Gladys Perey Spring/Summer 2016 Fashion Show at Sofitel Hotel on October 23, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Pia Gladys Perey)
TV Personality Lindsay McCormick attends Star Magazine's Scene Stealers party at The W Hollywood on October 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28: Lindsay McCormick arrives at 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' benefiting the HollyRod Foundation for Autism and Parkinson's Disease at Tiffany's On Vine on August 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Lindsay McCormick attends the Jennifer Reeves Designs Pre-Emmy Awards Party at The Golden Box on September 15, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Sports Broadcaster Lindsay McCormick attents Empty Pool Party hosted by DIGDEEP at Downey Pool on September 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alison Buck/Getty Images for DIGDEEP)
CENTURY CITY, CA - MAY 31: TV Host and Sports Broadcaster Lindsay McCormick arrives at the Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on May 31, 2015 in Century City, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Sports Broadcaster Lindsay McCormick attends CW3PR presents Gold Meets Golden at Equinox Sports Club on February 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for CW3PR Gold Meets Golden)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 08: Lindsay McCormick, ESPN Correspondent attends Reality Runway By Ali And Kris at the Ali and Kris Showroom on May 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images)
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Though she doesn’t have kids herself, McCormick gave a damn fine defense of working moms in her statement:

“I’ve been quiet about this for too long,” she begins. “In my last interview with NFL Network a few years ago, the head of hiring talent said to me, ‘If we hire you, do you plan on getting knocked up immediately like the rest of them?’ ‘Them’ as in badass working women who deserve to have a family life as well? ‘Them’ as the women who work their tails off to be taken seriously in a man’s world?”

“Because while I don’t plan on ‘getting knocked up,’ I do plan on being like the rest of those brilliant women that our daughters will one day look up to and see you can have it all.”

Drop the mic, Lindsay.

Because in case it needs repeating, it is illegal to ask an applicant if she has kids, or plans to have kids. (Here’s how to respond if you’re asked the question in an interview.) And it’s just plain ignorant to imply that all women plan to make babies and then peace out from their careers. Otherwise, yours truly, Working Mother, wouldn’t exist.

RELATED: Male celebs who always bring their rarely seen moms to the red carpet:

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Momma's boys! Male celebs whose moms are always their red carpet dates
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Leonardo DiCaprio and mother Irmelin Indenbirken attend the 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards in 1994.

(Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Leonardo DiCaprio and his mom attend the 86th Annual Academy Awards in 2014

(Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

Bradley Cooper and mother, Gloria, attend the American Theatre Wing's 69th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7, 2015.

(Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)

Bradley Cooper and his mom walk the red carpet at the SNL 40th Anniversary Special in 2015.

(Photo by: Jamie McCarthy/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Bradley Cooper and his mom at the 2013 Academy Awards.

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George Clooney and his mom at the 'Ocean's Thirteen' premiere. 

(Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)

George Clooney (right) with his parents, Nick Clooney and Nina Cloonely at the Residence of Steven and Judy Gluckstern in New York City, New York.

(Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Actor and producer George Clooney, (past) girlfriend model Lisa Snowden and mother arrive at the premiere of 'Ocean's 12.'

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Justin Timberlake and his mother, Lynn Harless, at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in 2011.

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Timberlake and his mom attend the 19th Annual MTV Video Music Awards After Party Hosted buy Guy Oseary on August 29, 2002.

(Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Matthew McConaughey with mother Mary Kathlene (L) and model Camila Alves at the 2014 Oscars.

(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Ryan Gosling and mother Donna Gosling arrive at 'The Ides Of March' Premiere at Roy Thomson Hall during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Ryan Gosling and mother Donna Gosling arrive for The Los Angeles Premiere of 'Gangster Squad' held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 7, 2013.

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Ryan Gosling (center), nominee Best Actor in a Leading Role for 'Half Nelson,' with sister Mandi Gosling and mother Donna Gosling at the 79th Annual Academy Awards.

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Justin Bieber (L) and Pattie Mallette attend The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber in 2015.

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Justin Bieber and mom Pattie Mallette arrive at the world premiere of 'Justin Bieber's Believe' in 2013.

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Justin Bieber and mother Pattie Mallette arrive for the 40th Anniversary American Music Awards in 2012.

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Johnny Depp with his mother and Vanessa Paradis during the 76th Annual Academy Awards.

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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Actor Liam Hemsworth (R) and his mother, Leonie Hemsworth attend the Cosmopolitan Fun Fearless Men and Women of 2012 at the Mandarin Oriental Ballroom on March 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 02: Liam Hemsworth and his mother Leonie Hemsworth attend the Myer marquee during Emirates Melbourne Cup Day at Flemington Racecourse on November 2, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA- JANUARY 18: Actor Jared Leto (R) and mother Constance Leto arrive at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 17: Actor Jared Leto (R) and his mother Constance Leto attend the premiere of 'Dallas Buyers Club' at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on October 17, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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The NFL Network now joins one of many organizations that has weathered sexual harassment scandals since the #MeToo movement forced the issue into the spotlight—and McCormick’s story goes to show just how damaging a culture that tolerates sexual harassment can be for women.

Though McCormick doesn’t say she was harassed herself, she was asked an illegal, discriminatory and offensive question in a job interview—one that shows her boss had pretty backwards views about women. That he also felt comfortable harassing women in the workplace shouldn’t come as a surprise, but it is further confirmation that men who sexually demean women don’t hold very positive views about us. And they should be removed from power, pronto.

Thank goodness they finally are.

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