“I know what all the ladies in the room are thinking…”

I listened to a keynote address this morning. The presenter made a few jokes about the ways that partners manage decisions about family finances. On the way to his punchlines, he’d say things like, “Now, I know what all the ladies in the room are thinking…” I don’t remember how the jokes end. All I remember is thinking to myself, Sexism must be, among other things, presuming to know what another human is thinking based on the gender role you’ve assigned to them.

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