Back when I was an Ensign, I was part of a large wardroom. We were an enormous command, with hundreds of officers. And there is one thing I noticed right off: there were 2 or 3 female officers that got away with improprieties far more than anyone else. None of it was egregious, all was almost-good-natured ribbing. They could be quite brutal on young Ensigns not expecting it. So when I read the story of Adria Richards, of SendGrid, and her run-in with two PyCon dudes, I took it with a grain of salt. I tend to ignore those things.
Also in the same photo essay is this shot of a female German police instructor, chatting with Afghani police trainees. Some appear to be listening, others not so much:
I tip my hat to the lady Afghanis. Good luck to them and their future career. . .
I stumbled across an eclectic blog of a blogger who lives in Italy. She is a freelance journalist and a writer. And when it comes to female Italian naval officers, she writes that they are called Sir: