For as much progress as we've seen in dismantling sexist institutions over the years, the unfortunate truth is that it's still hardly uncommon for women to face dismissive and patriarchal attitudes when they're just trying to live their lives.
This is particularly common in professional settings as some women will find that clients will avoid them if they're working in a male-dominated field, while others will find their ideas dismissed by coworkers and then stolen by the same people who shut them down.
But this problem could realistically arise at any time, which can even have life-threatening implications when a serious medical problem isn't taken seriously by doctors.
Fortunately, the story we're about to go over isn't quite that serious. Nonetheless, it's still a perfect example of how these attitudes can arise where we least expect them.