No one ever ruined a man's career due to a whistle, a cat call, or a request for a date. A repeated pattern of such, perhaps. Most of the predators making the news did far, far more than that. Again, a woman's dress is never an invitation to molestation. First, I am heartened to hear that you have been treated well by your profession. I would have said the same about the treatment of women in my profession, at one point everyone in the "chain of command' above me up to an including the University president was female. However, my views are always swayed by data, and the data clearly shows that women have been treated unfairly in my corner of academia in some institutions. I doubt anyone did this on purpose, some of the institutions where this is occurring were run by women. I've heard the term "unintentional bias" bandied about. If you've never seen a competent woman held back by sexism you need to get out more. Wisdom is the ability to see beyond the lens of your own experience. Just because you've not personally witnessed something doesn't mean it doesn't happen.