feminism still has work to do

i just got the audience feedback from the panel i was on at sxsw. overall, most of the comments were pretty good. but my jaw dropped when i saw this…two people asked why the panel was all women. another said “don’t invite these soccer moms* again.”

wow. somehow i don’t think the numerous all-male panels got any comments like that. because those are normal.

(*soccer mom is another one of those special female-only put downs that have no equivalent male insult, like cougar or bitch, that are used to put women in their place.

also, i’m not even old enough to be a soccer mom)

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