After Acing Her Exams She Was Ridiculed by Her Male Co-Students, but One Email Leaves Scholarships Hanging in The Balance

This female student in a male-dominated course at a prestigious university, faces inappropriate behavior from her male classmates who target her personal life and success, leading her to report their behavior to her supervisor.

It’s a Man’s World

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Sophie, a 23-year-old female student, found herself in a male-dominated course at a highly prestigious university where she struggled to get along with her male classmates. They were competitive, and Sophie felt that they didn’t take her seriously because she was a woman. She chose to interact with them minimally and instead hung out with other people.

Pretty Privilege

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Sophie’s recent success in the exams changed her interactions with a specific group of male classmates. They became outright rude and challenged her aggressively in class discussions. They even presented on “pretty privilege,” suggesting that pretty female students get overscored in assessments. One of them even winked at Sophie, and she overheard them joking in the hallway about their experience with it.

No Boys Allowed

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Sophie’s personal life was also targeted when one of her classmates, B, asked her if her “boyfriend” helped her with exams after seeing her with a PhD student from their department. B intentionally said this loudly in front of the professor, and when Sophie denied having a boyfriend, B pointed out that he had seen her with the PhD student.

Dating Life on Display

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Sophie’s classmates didn’t let up, and she overheard them discussing the issue in two more classes. They suggested that she received help for her exams, even though she wasn’t seeing the PhD student at the time. Sophie was anxious about the situation and didn’t want to be known among the faculty for her dating life.

Reported

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She decided to raise the issue with her supervisor, seeking advice as a woman in academia. Her supervisor convinced her to let her email their supervisors “to remind them of proper conduct” without naming Sophie. The classmates figured out that it was Sophie who had reported them, and they confronted her after class. They asked why she would report their “silly joke” and blamed her for C potentially losing his scholarship.

Embarrassed

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Sophie was left feeling embarrassed and wondered if she was in the wrong. She shared her story on Reddit, asking if she was the jerk in this situation.

The Internet Supported Her

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Many people on Reddit supported Sophie, saying that her classmates were being inappropriate and that she had every right to report them. They pointed out that Sophie had worked hard to get where she was and didn’t deserve to be treated that way. Others suggested that Sophie should have confronted her classmates directly instead of going to her supervisor.

She Had a Right to Be Safe

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In the end, Sophie learned that standing up for herself can be difficult but necessary. She realized that she didn’t deserve to be treated that way and that she had every right to report her classmates’ behavior. Sophie’s supervisor reminded her that she had the right to a safe and respectful learning environment, and she had done the right thing by reporting her classmates’ behavior.

They Crossed a Line

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Sophie’s classmates’ behavior was not only inappropriate, but it was also unprofessional. They had crossed a line by bringing Sophie’s personal life into the classroom and making assumptions about her success. Sophie’s decision to report their behavior was not only about protecting herself, but it was also about setting a standard for proper conduct in the classroom.

The Internet Responded

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One person wrote, “Any retaliation should also be reported. They’re angling for some big problems if they keep this up.”

More Internet Responses

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This commenter posted, “Harassment of a fellow student is exactly one of the reasons someone should lose a scholarship. Why should anyone pay for you to go to university when you’re not emotionally or socially prepared for the experience? That’s a waste of money. Behavior and attitude absolutely get taken into account when awarding scholarships. As well they should.”

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