You know, I like a compliment as much as the next person but when someone chooses to compliment me by saying, as someone once did: “You drive really well. You drive just like a man” I’m so not impressed.
Nor was I impressed when I read in the paper recently that the actress Rachel Weiss was given a similar ‘compliment’. This little gem appeared in The i newspaper :
Rachel Weisz says that in the course of becoming an action film heroine she has had to learn to ‘run like a man’. “Apparently I don’t run like a girl – which is a compliment. I was told by (actor) Jeremy Renner”
No wonder women suffer from a lack of confidence when so many things in life are ‘good’ if they are male and ‘bad’ if they are female.
If you care to give me a compliment please don’t do it by insulting my sex, however subtly you say it. We are not amused.
I DRIVE LIKE A WOMAN!
And that’s not an euphemism for bad, ask any insurance company!
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Posted on March 9th, 2013 by Jane