Wednesday, April 22, 2009

How To Tell A Male From A Female

Found that old email joke "How to tell a business man from a business woman" from about 20 years ago, and was surprised how relevant these comparisons still are today in politics, academia, and the publishing world. In MY life. It's not always about gender (but it often is) but it's always about using emotive language to put someone down. I've updated it, and the list could go on...

He can hold his liquor; she is a lush.
He is assertive; she is aggressive.
He is strong; she is overbearing.
He pays attention to detail; she is picky.
He is human; she's emotional.
He is discreet; she is secretive.
He reaches the end of his patience; she's a bitch.
He is flexible; she is impulsive.
He is decisive; she is inflexible.
He is a go-getter; she is pushy.
He has the courage of his convictions; she is stubborn.
He knows how to follow through; she doesn’t know when to quit.
He stands firm; she is as hard as nails.
He can't be swayed; she is impossible to deal with.
He's confident; she's up herself.
He is proactive; she is defensive.
He is a man of the world; she’ll shag anything that moves.
He isn’t afraid to say what he thinks; she won't shut up.
He’s a stern taskmaster; she is autocratic.
He has a good dress sense; she is a fashion victim.
He is youthful and dynamic; she is mutton dressed as lamb.
He doesn't suffer fools gladly; she's vindictive.
He is spontaneous; she is flaky.
He's the life of the party; she is attention-seeking.
He is thorough; she is obsessive.


Vanda Symon said...

Gawd, that's so true!

Julie said...

This is awesome!

Anita said...

He speaks firmly, she is shrill

Jet said...

So true.