Beautiful

From Anonymous:

I am the senior postdoc in my current lab and essentially fill the role of lab manager/grad mentor since my mentor is rarely in the lab. At the conclusion of my (female) PI’s most recent department seminar, which primarily consisted of data from my projects, she thanked each member of the lab and when thanking me, the only word she could come up with to describe me was “beautiful”.  At the time I was embarrassed, but afterwards became both angry and discouraged that the only thing my female mentor could compliment me on was my appearance.

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