Double standard

In today’s Dilbert, Alice complains about a sexual double standard on language use, with women held to a stricter standard than men:

Alice refers to, and rejects, two expectations of women: that they be supportive and cooperative (while men are expected to be competitive and challenging), and that they be the guardians of deceny (while men have licence to break the social rules of niceness). Both fair objections.

Of course, men with these expectations might be affronted and pained by women who flagrantly fail to respect them.

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