In the evening after a conference, which was divided into a part for doctoral candidates and another part for more established academics, one of the older male lecturers comes to me and another young doctoral candidate. First asking us directly about our career plans, he then elaborates that through equal opportunities policies women (and also people with disabilities) would now be given preference over him and other men. The conversation gets more and more hostile. He plainly expresses his anti-feminist stance and tries to intimidate us. The bone of contention was that he had applied for a professorship that was eventually filled by a woman. He furthermore complains that his university presently has to be specially rebuilt for an employee in a wheelchair. Also, he, as a white man, thinks that debates about racism take up too much space. After all, he had not yet had any experience with racism.