I have written and said a lot of stupid things in my life, but I was gratified to have somebody point out that even in this blog post from 15 years ago I was framing the impressive new engineer on the team as she/her. redsweater.com/blog/100/…

screenshot of a blog post excerpt with the highlighted text: "But when a new employee comes on board, everything is thrown into disarray. If the new employee is senior, she receives a heightened presumption of brilliance by the existing team members. Because they haven’t had the benefit of observing her occasional failures over the past ten years, she is defined only by her impressive resume."