People say silly things if you tell them you're a philosopher. ("Tell me some of your sayings!”) People say particularly dumb things if you tell them you're a lady philosopher. People don't say anything to you if you're a philosopher who also happens to be a woman of color, because they think you don't exist.
After famous (yes, there are famous living philosophers) philosopher Colin McGinn resigned from his tenured post at the University of Miami following sexual harassment allegations made against him by a grad student, the New York Times' The Stone blog asked women philosophers to explain what's up with their field. The first post by Sally Haslanger, a professor of philosophy and the former director of women’s and gender studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, succinctly sums up the gender gap, which is worse than it is in most of the physical sciences. In 2010, philosophy had a lower percentage of women doctorates than math, chemistry and economics.