Silencing women

Feb 21 2014 Published by under Off Topic

"That's an excellent suggestion, Miss Triggs. Perhaps one of the men here would like to make it."

This is so true you have to laugh and not cry. This was pointed out by Mary Beard, The Public Voice of Women, February 14, 2014, online at http://www.lrb.co.uk/2014/02/14/mary-beard/the-public-voice-of-women . Originally from Punch (here) and drawn by Riana Duncan.

2 responses so far

  • bashir says:

    Maybe I tell this story to much. I know some folks who did that in lab meetings. The professor had a habit of ignoring women in the meeting. So one of them and a male colleague starting playing a game where he would just repeat anything she said 30 seconds later. It "worked" in that the professor often complimented the guy on his great ideas. (the woman switched labs)

    • Christina Pikas says:

      I've seen that, too. Unfortunately. Recently I was trying to tell people why something was broken for like a year and then a guy repeated what I said and everyone was like "oh"! Sigh.