From Anonymous

I’m the only female member of a small advisory group at my academic institute.  We are preparing for an institute-wide evaluation that involves presenting our research to external academics, and the advisory group is overseeing the practice talks.  After an exchange about a particular slide in one colleague’s presentation, another member of the advisory group said, “Well, if (the other male members of the group) don’t feel strongly about it, then your decision is fine.”  I’d given just as much feedback as the male members had; it isn’t like I’d been uninvolved in the discussion.  My colleague apparently just felt that my opinion mattered less.

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