What’s the best (or rather, worst) backhanded compliment you’ve ever received?
“Well, not too bad for a woman” whenever I hear that, I just flinch inside, shake my head in disbelieve and roll my eyes in lightning speed.
What does it actually mean? Is is suppose to be a compliment? “Not too bad for a woman” sounds like a statement of surprise rather then a compliment.
I heard it so often in my life. I am a woman and I love everything about it…BUT I am although a handy little bugger and can help myself. That doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the help from a man (my man) and it doesn’t mean I won’t ask for help. It means I am aware of my physical limitations and I am fully aware of being a woman. I know I might be not able to lift and move 200 lbs, but I will find a way to get it done…just stay back and watch me.
“Not too bad for a woman” is the worst compliment there is.