Not this again (anti-sexism rant coming up)

“What a strange decision for a young woman – to study physics.” When one (female) is told this by one of one’s parents’ acquaintances (male – whose spouse is observing the conversation and, to her credit, looking slightly embarrassed), and the customs advise to not violently speak up for oneself, the remainder of the conversation … More Not this again (anti-sexism rant coming up)