Recovered from the Wayback Machine.
I didn’t uncover this comment thread until tonight. My ears, feet, and most other body parts should have been burning because it was several men talking about me. I don’t find it flattering.
What’s disappointing is that each time we bring issues of equality for women to the fore, women’s views are discounted, either because we’re being a ‘troll’ (or bitch), or because we personally have an axe to grind (or benefit to gain).
Having two or ten or however many number of women speaking at a conference is meaningless if women are not perceived to be of value. If we don’t have equal respect for our work, our views, our beliefs, and who we are, no matter how many women’s faces appear at these events, we’ll still be invisible; no matter how many opportunties we have to speak, we’ll still not be heard.
That’s my agenda. Just in case anyone wants to know.