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“You should dumb yourself down and lose weight, though. Men can’t love a smart, fat girl like you!”
“You’re too smart for your own good.”
Stranger:: What do you do?
Me:: I'm a professor.
Stranger:: You're way too young to be a professor. You look like a student.
I'm in my 30s and I dress more professionally than my colleagues. But I'm also petite and female. My male partner, who has the same age and occupation, is never told that he doesn't look like a professor. It sends me the message that I'm an imposter, merely play-acting at being a serious scholar or authority figure. Made me feel like no one will take me seriously despite my accomplishments.
“But even you would agree that it’s not medically necessary in the same way as someone who is dying of something.”