Things My Male Tech Colleagues Have Actually Said to Me, Annotated
This includes responses from the author Cate Burlington, of whom I am now a fan.
“It doesn’t have all the features; this is the soccer mom version.” Contact with the Soccer Mom (mater ludus) obviously requires special equipment and anti-contaminant protocol. They are highly infectious. Do not attempt to approach a Soccer Mom unless you are a trained professional.
This, by the way, is one of the least offensive things her colleagues have said to her. But one of my favorite responses.
Gee, why don't women pursue careers in STEM fields?