Dude on the phone:
"I almost missed my connection. I was so stressed out -- you should have seen it. I was like an emotional female, crying and everything."
For real, and there was one empty seat between us. I glared at him, and was pretty sure he saw, but I so regret not interrupting his phone call and demanding an apology. Traveling is stressful enough, I shouldn't have to be subjected to this shit.
I get the impression that some people think sexism isn't that big a deal these days, and that disparities in pay are just because women have babies. But If you just listen, you'll hear crap like the above all the time. The real problem is not our life choices (or lack of choices, as the Republicans would have it), but that women are subjected to these damaging stereotypes.