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)