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    I'm trying to reconcile the ideas of gender equality and avoiding any form of sexual harrassment, with the fact that I must (and pretty much do) treat women and men differently when I make an observation about their appearance. For example, if a guy who rarely dresses well shows up in a nice suit, shirt and crisp tie, I'll almost certainly comment (a snark-free compliment, honest!). But I'm beginning to think that any compliment given to a woman under similar circumstances will be seen as sexist, demeaning or worse. I assume it's better to say nothing. What do you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I'm trying to reconcile the ideas of gender equality and avoiding any form of sexual harrassment, with the fact that I must (and pretty much do) treat women and men differently when I make an observation about their appearance. For example, if a guy who rarely dresses well shows up in a nice suit, shirt and crisp tie, I'll almost certainly comment (a snark-free compliment, honest!). But I'm beginning to think that any compliment given to a woman under similar circumstances will be seen as sexist, demeaning or worse. I assume it's better to say nothing. What do you do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I'm trying to reconcile the ideas of gender equality and avoiding any form of sexual harrassment, with the fact that I must (and pretty much do) treat women and men differently when I make an observation about their appearance. For example, if a guy who rarely dresses well shows up in a nice suit, shirt and crisp tie, I'll almost certainly comment (a snark-free compliment, honest!). But I'm beginning to think that any compliment given to a woman under similar circumstances will be seen as sexist, demeaning or worse. I assume it's better to say nothing. What do you do?
    The other concern about gender equality is "being with the guys." Many women have correctly observed that a lot of business is conducted away fro the office. One complaint is that the guys will invite each other and not the women. This probably happens with women's only groups, but if you adjust for that and invite the women, are you being sexist if you treat them like one of the guys?

    In your scenario, I make it more neutral, "you look sharp today!" You're not focusing upon femininity, just that things look like they are clicking. Now I am probably wrong but I usually don't receive negative vibes from that approach.
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    I smack 'em both on the butt and say, "Lookin' gooooooood!"
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