Let’s look at the difference between the experience of men and women. It’s pretty stark.
The luckiest man receives zero sexist remarks. But in fact he doesn’t need to be very lucky, because most men receive no remarks. There is an unlucky guy (bottom right) who receives three sexist remarks, as it happens from the same woman. That is not acceptable, and she should stop. But that’s the unluckiest guy out of 40.
The luckiest woman receives four sexist remarks. So let’s get this straight: the luckiest woman out of 10 experiences worse sexism than the unluckiest man out of 40.
Of course it gets worse. The unluckiest woman experiences nine incidents. On average? The mean number of sexist remarks per man is 0.35, while for women it is 5.6. There’s a gender disparity of 4:1 but the disparity in experience is 16:1.
Men are no more sexist than women in this thought experiment, but women’s experience is sixteen times worse than the men’s.
Ian Gent on the.
This is basically using Maths and Graphs™ to do the 101 explaining about how, even if women are “just a sexist as men” (a big if), then the net result of sexist behavior still overwhelmingly negatively impacts them in situations with unequal gender representation.
Mostly a post to whip out the next time you get techbros trying to mansplain “equality” to you…