You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say to a woman can be considered offensive at some point. Seriously. There are some things that you just can’t say to a woman.
Among the off-limits things you should never ask a woman are things like:
- “Are you pregnant?”
- Anything having to do with weight. Possible exception for comments on weight loss.
- Use of familiar terms such as “darlin'” from a stranger.
At the movies last night, Julie was approached by a fellow movie critic friend. He had a buddy who is actually a fan of Julie’s movie reviews and wanted to meet her. The movie critic friend revealed that his friend wanted to know what Julie looked like. He described her by saying, “She looks like a mom.”
He didn’t mean it as insult, but there was something about it that upset Julie. He was actually kind of shocked that she got so upset. She felt like the description gave the impression of frazzled frumpiness.