"You look tired.""This makes me irate1! This is never okay! No one ever wants to hear that， especially a girl. We already have enough problems trying to keep things sucked and tucked2 we look like we didn't sleep well. Yeah， yeah， walking my dogs， writing a book， touring the country， putting on acrobatic lingerie， and posing3 "-"Have you lost weight?""When a guy says this， or 'Wow， you look slimmer!， nope， I'm the exact same weight I was yesterday. I resist the urge to grab4 a marker，， circle all his fat and instead say， 'I haven't lost any weight. But you've lost any chance of going home with me.' The only way this dude can recover is by full-， on a woman's weight， ever!"-Marianne Schaberg， writer and makeup6 on."
"It drives me nuts when I wear makeup and a man says to me， 'Oh my god， I didn't recognize you! You're so pretty.' This is the ultimate backhanded "Can't you take a joke?"
"Sometimes when men find out I perform stand-， they think that gives them permission to 'fake-insult' me. When I don't laugh， they ask， 'Can't you take a joke?' to which I say， 'Can't you tell a joke?' Enjoying humor isn't a green light for reciting every sexist joke your uncle told the family at Thanksgiving dinner."-， host of "Side Ponytail" in Williamsburg， Brooklyn