“You’re so sweet”

Posted: April 17, 2011 by Jender in trivialising women

As a young undergraduate philosophy student, I was excited to find out that soon I would go to my first dinner with a ‘real’ philosopher from a neighboring school, along with a few of my classmates. I was the only female there, and upon meeting me the professor remarked how sweet I was. Everyone giggled, and I found myself doing the same not wanting to ruin the pleasant atmosphere. He didn’t say anything remotely serious to me the rest of the night, while he questioned my classmates on their higher values.

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