Yet another reason to dislike the APAs

Posted: October 19, 2010 by Jender in objectifying women

(This happened around ten years ago.)

The first time I attended an APA as a grad student I was excited to go to talks and meet people. I was introduced to a group of guys — all Assistant Professors at the time — who spent most of the evening pointing out women they had slept with and telling humiliating stories about those women.

When I got up to leave the smoker one of the guys left with me and waited until we got to a remote part of the hotel to describe the size of his and his colleagues’ penises and what would await me if I stayed at the conference. I’m not much of a prude, but that night I left in tears.

He is now at a top university and quite successful in his field.

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