**This post is not filled with eloquent writing, well argued points, subtleties etc.**
I have a very visceral reaction to this photograph, (no, not the who is Dr. Isis part, obviously).
I know this is supposed to be a joke. I can’t find it funny. People, is this what you want your colleagues (yes, predominantly men) to imagine when you are giving a seminar… or when you are speaking up in faculty meeting?
‘Cause trust me, academia is no less like a locker room sometimes than, well, the locker room….
Perhaps you can joke about it. Perhaps you are not regularly a minority in a room …. straining every thing in you to be taken for your great ideas. This just isn’t something I can joke about.
And yes, I’m totally prepared to be called a humorless stick-in-the-mud- but I DON’T CARE.