Mansplaining or Patronizing?
Clarification: Thank you for interacting with this post. To clarify, I am always super grateful for people's time, don't get me wrong. I never pretend that I am the best or know it all. I always sit, listen, ask questions and thank people at the end. I initially didn't want to describe what happened in detail but here is one little story for some context:
It happened a couple of times that they explained basic concepts (think same level asor what is beta, which I don't mind by the way...). But once, one of them told me to my face that based on my knowledge, I shouldn't be an Analyst. Here, explaining becomes a problem when it is used against me. The truth is that I already knew the stuff but didn't want to argue. I have 2 other similar stories so I know that I am not jumping to the wrong conclusion. For anyone who says men and women don't work well together, I like my male colleagues and bosses and the best 3 people I have worked with are men. My question is: would you stand up for yourself if this happened to you?
Initial post: I worked with incredible men in IB but I also had experience with 2 men who always assume that I don't know things and start explaining without taking the time to understand my background (not to discriminate but this could be cultural because they're from the same background). I tried to stop one once but the person pushed back as if I was rude so I never did it again (better sound dumb than rude?).
I am pretty sure that they now think I am shit (may even spread the word as I am a new analyst). How should I approach this situation? How can I correct their perception without harming my reputation? Male and female advice is welcome.