I was told ask a senior male colleague (full professor, former administrator) to observe my teaching and provide some feedback during my first semester. He agreed, took copious notes, and let me know to stop by to discuss his feedback. He provided a fairly balanced (and specific) list of comments, in writing. Except for “two minor points.” One was a typo on my slide. The other was:
“You might want to think about the length of your skirt. It might be distracting for the boys in the class, especially when you’re bouncing around up there. Might be hard for them. The girls, I don’t know. Up to you, but you might want to think about it.”
My response: “Okay….”
There are MUCH better ways to handle this situation if you believe that it is a legitimate issue. Not sure why he chose to use one as demeaning (and dismissive of my teaching abilities/efforts) as this one.