Q: Why are there no women on this panel?
A fair question.
A: Because gender isn't a factor in selecting speakers and I refuse to discriminate on gender, so called "positively" or otherwise.
An unapologetic answer, and one I *wish* I had directly given after the panel.
The question I don't mind. It's as legitimate as I hope people will realise my answer is, whether they agree with it or not.
What I found disappointing was the way in which it was handled, and a sensitive issue abused in an unprofessional, disrespectul, and puerile manner.