This is a great article.
However, I have a quibble, specifically around the idea of getting fired for a single inopportune sentence.
We don’t think the same way men do. They don’t think the same way we do. Never will. And our ability to empathize with the other is limited by the fact that the two genders process information differently.
This is a feature, not a bug, of humanity.
I am 100% certain that this producer did not intend to demean you in any way by that sentence. I am 100% certain that in his mind, he was simply transmitting interesting background information. And I am 100% certain that to this day, although you TOLD him how YOU processed that in terms of gender bias………..he still doesn’t see it, even if he says he does.
I think EVERYONE needs to be a little more perceptive of our differences, and not crucify someone when they fall short of our expectations. We don’t want to be guilty of treating men today the way they treated us in the 50’s.