It’s a reaction to the election from a family member. A joke about Hillary Clinton’s pantsuit on Twitter. Or even the dreaded “boys will be boys” defense.
For three women who attend Chatham University and work in the on-campus and non–partisan Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics, gender bias is something they think about — a lot.
Sometimes, there can be a disconnect between the gender bias happening in the presidential campaigns and gender bias in daily life, said Dana Brown, the center’s executive director. She said it can be easier for people to identify bias when it’s not happening to them.
But when you go to Chatham, it’s easier to pick up on micro-aggressions, because it’s not the norm, said Maria Taylor, a 19-year-old sophomore from Ambridge.