Thank you, Prof. Burko, for the opportunity to respond to your concerns about our paper, “Unveiling privilege to broaden participation.” You elevate what you have called “three particularly unsuccessful claims.” The way that you narrate these claims tells me that you have misunderstood what we were trying to say, and that is what I want to address in my response. My colleague, Rachel, has already responded to your first concern about our use of the term “male-socialized” to describe traits such as independence, competition, individual victories, objectivity, and rationality. I agree with her response. Regarding your second concern: Rhetorically, the example of

was meant to serve as one of a number of ways in which physics embeds images, values, etc., that disproportionately elevate White males and, by extension, often exclude or marginalize women and people of color. I hear you saying that no one actually thinks that physics is ruled...

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