PerformativeSurprise Posted May 14, 2016 Share Posted May 14, 2016 So I was at a convenience store today, and there was a man running the till. After he rang up my items, he asked, "Do you need a bag, darling?" This always makes me angry--you do not know me, so why do you think it's okay to use a term of endearment with me?! Me being female does not give you or any other man the right to refer to me as "honey," "darling," "sweetie," "sweetheart," or any other variant. It particularly irks me when a man refers to another man as "sir," then turns around and calls me "sweetie." How do other women/female-bodied people feel about this? Does it bother you when male strangers do this? I've always found it upsetting, but I also feel like it'd be a waste of time and unhelpful to make an issue out of it in the moment. So I just end up not saying anything but feeling frustrated. *sigh* P.S. Although this is aimed at women/female-bodied people, anyone feel free to jump in Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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