“We usually just ignore her”

Posted: October 27, 2010 by Jender in trivialising women

This happened a few years ago. At the end of a job interview at a very good research university, I said to the sole woman on the interviewing panel: “I don’t think I fully answered your question.” One of her (male) colleagues piped from across the room “don’t worry, we usually just ignore her”. Several other (male) colleagues of hers chuckled.

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