I was at a meeting about how to stimulate more research in the institution with three other male faculty, one being the vice dean. The vice dean had to excuse himself to another meeting for a while. Upon getting up to leave he turns to me and asks if I wouldn’t mind taking notes on the discussion. The first thing that crosses my mind is that I was asked to be note-taker because I’m the only female in the room. I turned to him and asked, “are you asking me to take notes because I’m the only female present?” He stumbled over his response saying, “oh no no no, you don’t have to.” I said “no it’s ok” and turned it into a joke. I was offended though and didn’t end up taking notes.