Turn up your hearing aids for this one.
I once worked with a 50+ male ‘writer’ (self published) who scoffed at the idea of working for a female editor, 20 years his junior. ‘A female editor?’ he decried, ‘Well that’s just the most hilarious thing I’ve ever heard!’ he said, to a room full of two women and two men.
He was fired within the week by the new female editor.
I just like telling that story.