Sometimes, I feel like I didn’t have the privilege to start at the same level as my male colleagues. They were rarely talked down to, belittled, made to feel like they should not be there. And even when it did happen, they had the privilege of not being socialised into insecurity. I did not have that privilege.
Outstanding article, Kristina! Profound yet simple, ambitious yet actionable - big fan of your work. Your story is personal and effecting an really brings out the angst you felt.
As outlined in Caroline Perez's excellent "Inisible Women", women do 75% of the global unpaid work, are 17% more likely to die in a car-crash, are not included in research on diseases and take 2 times longer to visit the loo. It's unquestionably a man's world. Jobs, medicines, automobiles, room temperatures or anything else you can think of is built, designed and optimised for men. Because seeing humans as men is the default.
I'd appreciate your feedback on my article as I think it's a perfect data-drien companion piece to your wonderful writing, do let me know what you think!