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AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
It may be intended as nice, but it still puts someone in a place of non-professional respect. If it's not something you would say to your boss, you shouldn't say it to anyone else you are supposed to be non-intimate with. Princess, babydoll, sweetie, etc. They are all infantalizing. Coming from someone who doesn't know you from spit, and has no idea if you're "sweet" or not, it reinforces the notion that as a woman you "should" be sweet. I know most of you will not see where I'm coming from here, and that's fine. But IMO, it means you're not looking around enough.
zeze zeze 9 years
It really depends on who calls me sweetie. The creepy parking lot thanks. Barak Obama....let's just say I won't complain about that one. ;)
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
I call people sweetie and honey all the time too, but never in a professional setting. I don't think it's a big deal, but he was right to apologize so that it didn't get blown too far out of proportion.
Beauty Beauty 9 years
I just have to say that the image that goes with this post cracked me up. Don't know why!
Jillness Jillness 9 years
I don't see sweetie as condesending, it is a term of endearment. I call people "honey" all the time.
janneth janneth 9 years
Hill would never run as an indie, sweetie. She would lose, first of all. Secondly, after this is all over, she can return to the loving arms of the Demo party who will be so relieved that she finally gave up. She can hope for better luck in '12 or '16. She will still be young enough, sweetie.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
the sweetie thing has been an issue with many women for several years now. I remember my Dad having to deal with these types of issues at his work in a state run agency over 10 years ago. I personally have never been bothered by someone calling me sweetie, honey etc.
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
Sweetie, coming from someone you know and who loves you, is always nice to hear. Coming from someone you don't know, or someone who has any authority over you whatsoever, it's condescending.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
Thanks, Jillness :) Yeah, if you don't try it, then there's no chance of you discovering that you like it, and hence you can avoid the terrible, crushing guilt I get every time I crave it.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
Beautiful avtar, Jude! I haven't tried foie gras yet. I have tried many exotic foods, but I just can't bring myself to try that one. Perhaps it is better that way?
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
stephley stephley 9 years
Karl Rove was alternately Boy Genius and Turd Blossom
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
It's just so delicious. Who did he call Turd Blossom?!
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
Turd Blossom! hahah! thats awesome! Foie Gras is really good, but I understand the guilt Jude.
nyaradzom2001 nyaradzom2001 9 years
o puhleese another one of those let's bash Obama stories, and Dubya wishes he could be half the orator obama is and a tenth as intelligent.
stephley stephley 9 years
Excuse me, but we have a president who calls people Turd Blossom and Scooter. I don't think sweetie is less politically professional than either of those.
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
I never had foie gras but there were many people pissed off here in Chicago about the ban. Cabaker27, a lot of people said (I was watching some analyst this morning) OB was unprofessional for calling her sweetie and to be taking seriously in politics he needs to polish up to be successful.
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
I find foie gras delicious, and I hate myself for that.
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
I dont think he should have to apologize for calling someone sweetie! I love getting called sweetie or honey!
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
If I thought she could win as an independent I WOULD vote for her. I don't think that it's possible though and I don't think she'd do it.
KJerabek KJerabek 9 years
Hillary can run as an independent if you ask me! It will only hurt the democrats. I don't think she would ever do that though, she's a great many things, but I'm not sure an idiot is one of them.
KJerabek KJerabek 9 years
I don't think the "sweetie" thing is that big of a deal. Now "typical white person" I'm not a happy camper. It was good/smart of him to call and clear it up with her though.
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