In the Trenches

Over at her blog, FemaleScienceProfessor tells a story from her postdoc days about sexist run-ins that she had at her institution. How her supervisor always said that the people making the comments must have been kidding and that she just wasn't getting it. "It made more sense to him that these guys were joking than that they were being (at best) patronizing obstacles or (at worst) insidious sexists who liked to humiliate women. Therefore, I must be the problem," she writes.

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