Did I say anything about CE? Yes, yes I did. Let's move any additional gender politics talk there. It's certainly topical. And yes, there will be opposition, but imo, talking to likeminded individuals, rather than having to stand and deliver against a sometimes hostile crowd, forces you to be able to articulate and defend your a priori assumptions, often without even the prop of accepted common language. To me, a really great way to hone yourself intellectually. I find this done in academia far too seldom, and it leads to poor presentations when you end up in a hostile crowd - this coming from someone who did a fair bit of work involving global climate change and having to present to some very mixed audiences.