I used to be in the US Navy working in a male dominated field. When we would be working on a broken piece of equipment, I would make suggestions that would be invariably shot down and told it wouldn’t work. A few minutes later one of my male colleagues would make the same suggestion, using the same words and then everyone would chime in with, “that sounds good, let’s try that”. I was usually right btw. This happened so often I began to wonder if when I was talking they literally couldn’t hear me until another male colleague came up to me and mentioned how messed up it was that they wouldn’t listen to me. To add insult to injury when my evaluation time came up, my eval said that I didn’t participate enough. Argh.
Well it’s #MFIF
Inaudible Sailor, USA