I posted here without using your name because this problem involves more people than just you. It's worth having the discussion, and it's necessary to have a discussion to create much-needed change.
I shouldn't have to explain this, but I'm going to because it's important.
- Referring to me, and continuing to refer to me as baby and sweetheart in that conversation was not "being a nice guy." It was disrespectful and sexist. It was not the first time you've treated me in an unacceptable way, and you've missed all previous cues to stop.
- Wanting to be treated with respect is not the same as having my feelings hurt. Nobody's feelings were hurt.
- I shouldn't have to call you up privately to request to be treated with respect. Just like you are expected to put pants on over your underwear when you leave the house, you are also expected to treat everyone in our community with respect when you show up on launch.
- It's not time to "get back to talking about flying" until I can show up to launch without having to discuss whether or not I'm a baby or sweetheart or whether or not I'm pregnant or about to be pregnant (another all-too-frequent and inappropriate question), and every other way that you would never in a million years address a male pilot. By all means, talk about flying on launch - it would be preferable to the topics I've just listed. But right here, right now, on this forum, we're talking about how to treat women with respect.
Thanks everyone for having this dialogue.