A random sample of Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division women members showed that nearly half of the respondents said they had experienced gender bias during their careers.
Read The Florida Bar's article about the survey here.
This excerpt should be enough to make an intelligent human being's blood boil:
While the survey found that 73 percent of respondents indicated they were satisfied with their legal careers, YLD leaders were surprised by the volume of anecdotal comments returned with the survey, including young women lawyers being referred to as “blondie,” “little lady lawyer,” “honey,” “sweetheart,” and other similar terms by judges and attorneys, inside and outside of the courtroom. Many complained of being mistaken for court reporters or assistants, even though they introduce themselves as counsel.
The YLD president called the results "disheartening."