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A male PT once told me that he was surprised at how smart I was when he first met me. When I asked why, he said, "because you're so pretty."

This, of course, is a demeaning, sexist view. Unfortunately, it's an all-too-common, if sometimes-hidden, part of our profession.

People who identify as female make up just under 70% of the physical therapist workforce. But data and the day-to-day experiences of women in the workplace show that majority representation hasn't eliminated the workplace gender gap.

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