As a man, I'm used to being given the benefit of the doubt. When I tell people I write for a living, no one really questions it. When I let someone know I'm working on a play, no one assumes what it's about. No one questions how proficient I am in my given profession or really judges me. It might have to do with the fact that I'm a hairy, 6'1 220lb man, too.
I do hear some horror stories from my younger sister, however, who works in medical research. Her work is constantly second-guessed by male peers, despite having more experience than they do and putting in more time and effort than her coworkers.
It's not that I have anything against the fairer sex, but I'm just happy I wasn't born a woman, because if I had to deal with the crap that most women deal with on a daily basis, I'd probably want to claw someone's eyes out. So to express their frustration and show how crazy the double-standards are when it comes to gender identity in the world of writing, female writers on Twitter are sharing their personal accounts of discrimination they've experienced.