Maya, I wish it does not happen, but it is a constant we have to lear to deal with. Someone made this comment to me “your boobs look bigger today” and another one said “ you know a lot for your age” (to which I answered “perhaps you know too little” and did not get the job).
No, it’s not in the technology field. It was the same in the TV business, the design business… perhaps it is being men and women? We must be watchful and talk to each other.
My deeper question is: who raised those men? Mothers! And they, might have been in the same position. Why women are still educating men in this manner? Why are we still raising kids, girls and boys, with old archetypes?