I recently took a lecturing post and, along with another new colleague, was being introduced to the cohort of undergraduate students. The male colleague was introduced as Dr. [Name], I was introduced only using my first name despite, of course, also having a doctoral degree and the title Dr.

In this same university my boss – attempting to praise a recent achievement – put his arm around my waist at a university social event and declared “babe we are really proud of you”. Babe?! Slightly inebriated, he then went on to text me a flirty message complementing my appearance after I had left the party.