“Honestly, I would say that it isn't being taken seriously. If I look at males in my field, it appears that they have to work a lot less at managing perceptions.”
“Being nervous about going walking, biking, hiking or camping by myself in benign places that guys probably wouldn't give a thought to.”
“The expectation of wearing makeup to look professional. If you were to wear a professional outfit, say, a pantsuit or a nice dress; it appears incomplete without makeup or hair done. Natural curly hair is also viewed as unprofessional. Women have to invest so much more time into their appearance just to appear "professional."”
“Having adult men make sexual comments to you as a child. I have been followed and heckled by men when travelling to and from school, in my school uniform. Strangely I don't get it now as an adult, but wtf as a 13 year old I could not walk past a white van or building site without comments.
“Men are assumed to be competent until they prove that they aren't; women are assumed to be incompetent until they prove that they are. It's really tough to get past that barrier in a lot of places, especially the workforce or in fields that are not traditionally 'feminine'.”
“I think for me, the hardest part is the intense pressure to be sexually attractive, and almost always having the way I look weigh more heavily than my intellect or character regarding others' opinion of my worth.
“I have been flat out asked about my reproductive plans during interviews.”
“Having virtually everything one does be preceded by the fact you're a woman. Example: You're not a programmer, you're a female programmer. Certain women find benefits in accepting this sort of labelling, but it exists whether you like it or not. My gender has nothing to do with the quality of my work. It actually has very little to do with anything.”
“The fact that sexism is alive and well, but we can't bring it up without some guy rolling his eyes and thinking that we're just femi-nazis looking for special treatment.”
“Losing friends every time you get in a relationship, because it turns out half your male friends are only your friends in the chance they might get laid.”