Subtle sexism is hard to point out, especially when it comes in the form of a compliment.
A series of illustrations called "Backhanded Complimen...
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When a friend told me that a couple of female friends made a remark about one of my pictures by saying "What a waste," I was flattered. But, then I thought "I'm sure my husband doesn't think so."
No one can make you feel bad about yourself, as the saying goes, without your permission. But other people can help you feel better about yourself, if you let them.
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