The good little girl is in danger of a) doing much more service then necessary, b) doing much more or more laborious teaching than the colleagues who are not good little girls, c) generally being misinformed about what all that teaching and service really do for her career, because everyone expects her to act as a good little girl and, at the same time, thinks less of her for doing so.nicoleandmaggie point out in the comments that women do this because study after study shows that they are punished more for not doing all the extra service, etc.
Now, this is hypothetical, because all my colleagues are and have ever been lovely human beings, but I've alluded a few times here to those who would impose, if possible, by making excessive demands for service, or would make life complicated because they are very special and shouldn't have to answer emails, or would, in an "office commons" situation, manage to be so unpleasant that others would give in just to shut them up. (We have offices at Northern Clime, so this is truly theoretical.)
But there is hope because there are Masked Avengers out there, and I am one.
The Masked Avenger is a senior-in-rank person who wants to see justice done. Ze is not going to be bullied, in part because ze is senior and has no more--well, you know--to give. Ze is unimpressed by rudeness, even by "God, PhD."
And the Masked Avengers are on a mission. They--I--want to see equity and fairness, even in the petty things, where often times unpleasant behavior pays off when people give in so that the unpleasant person will shut up and go away. They take it on so you don't have to, maybe taking on administrative or service tasks that allow this protection of juniors to happen.
We Masked Avengers can't make your life massively better, because we don't always have that power. But we are out there, and we are legion, and we have your back.
Are you a Masked Avenger in your department? Do you have one in your department?