Just a hot take, but...

So you're in a job interview with an *all-male* interview committee, and they ask you if you "have issues working with women"?

One possible answer would be to look pointedly around at the interview team and say "No, but it seems you do...?" or are "Why, are there any working here?"

More seriously, the best way to suss out a male candidate's misogyny or lack thereof is to put women on the interview team -- to observe him in an interview setting where he's being questioned by one or more women who are, obviously, in a relatively powerful position (being interviewers rather than interviewees). Then ask the women, afterwards, what their "creep radar" reading was.

Because it's the people who suffer from e.g. racism or sexism, whose physical well-being may be (often has been) threatened by the whim of a more privileged actor, who have the most highly-tuned, most sensitive antennae. When not blinded by overwhelming attraction (we're all fools sometimes), most women have very finely calibrated jerk-detectors installed, ready to light up on molecular traces of threat or condescension. Sadly, that's survival equipment in a patriarchal world.

Retired; ex-software engineer. Paleo-feminist. Sailor. Arduino tinkerer. Enviro. Libertarian Socialist (Anarcho-Syndicalist, kinda). Writer. Altermondialiste.

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