…s cutthroat. I can totally relate to a dude crumbling positive words all over a project of his. But it kills me to think there are capable women out there presenting groundbreaking research who are being ignored because they’re not obnoxious. Yes, male scientists bullshit because men bullshit. Most of us can’t win on substance. We have to r…
They’re not being ignored because they’re not obnoxious, though on the surface it seems that way. They’re being ignored because they are women.
If women praised their own work the way men do, they’d get even less acknowledgement. Because if there’s one thing dudes can’t stand it’s a braggy broad, and especially one that’s doing better work than they are.
Women learned a long time ago to work twice as hard, keep your head down, and don’t brag and crow. That’s how you get any credit at all.
Glad you see it. Wish more men did. Thanks for writing this. :)