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Transgender People Can Explain Why Women Don't Advance at Work | New Republic
"He was more carefully listened to and his authority less frequently questioned. He stopped being interrupted in meetings. At one conference, another scientist said, 'Ben gave a great seminar today—but then his work is so much better than his sister's.' (The scientist didn't know Ben and Barbara were the same person.) 'This is why women are not breaking into academic jobs at any appreciable rate,' he wrote in response to Larry Summers’s famous gaffe implying women were less innately capable at the hard sciences. 'Not childcare. Not family responsibilities,' he says. 'I have had the thought a million times: I am taken more seriously.'”
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december 2015 by cluebucket

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