How to piss off a lady lawyer
Few things piss me off more than sexism in the courtroom.
Today I had a scrimmage against a male team in my moot court competition. I did fantastic. No really. I rocked the socks off everyone. I’ve never done so awesome!! ^_^
That being said after one of my judges gave me awesome compliments on my delivery and content I asked the bailiff if he had any feedback. Since he had watched us for 2 rounds. (Also keep in mind this is a 1L.) His only feedback was to point (ONLY) me out and tell me that I was too “aggressive” and that I needed to tone it down!! … . let that sink in. 4 ppl are in this round. 3 are men. 1 is a woman. All competitiors did really in advocating for their side. All made smart, passionate arguments to convince the judge who should prevail.
I AM THE ONLY ONE FUCKING SINGLED OUT FOR BEING TOO “AGGRESSIVE.”
WTF!! Really, he did not point out my teammate or the other team. Really, the one with the vagina is the only one to be too “aggressive.”
My response was of course to call him out and ask why I am singled out as opposed to all the men in room since they all argued just as “aggressive” as I did. 1L quickly rephrased the question and said it was for all of us not just me.
You know what. I am aggressive and that is why I am going to not just win in moot court but also win in the courtroom. Because “aggressive” women get shit done.