Oh, yes. It’s annoying when you get the “intimidating” label when you are anything but the giggling airhead with sole purpose of stroking male ego. I can imagine black women get this sort of bullshit way more often than me or other white women….and somehow it’s always the sort of men who would loudly proclaim they don’t fear anything -yet get intimidated by a thinking woman.
I just wanted to add that. It’s not ‘just’ racist. It’s sexist as well. But I can see race amplifying the problem.