So G is leaving tonight for a meeting. For the last two days he has been at home maybe a total of 4 hours. He spent the night in the office last night working on his poster. Then this morning I dropped Z off with him for maybe 10 minutes so he could (1) see her and (2) give her a bottle while I got my computer out of my office and prepare to work at home for the day.
A professor (not G's advisor, but a different professor, who shall remain nameless) came in and said, "So, G, are you still a Ph.D. student?"
G replied in the affirmative. The professor said, "Looks like another kind of work to me."
I am fuming! I am barely holding myself back from sending this pompous a$$ a nasty e-mail. I don't think it would be at all helpful to G if I did that. Neither would it be helpful to me, as I have to work with this professor occasionally.
If G were a woman taking a 10 minute break to nurse a baby, this kind of harassment would be illegal, I am pretty sure. But for a father, I am not sure what kind of harassment it is or whether it is illegal. All I know is that it is so, so wrong.