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Misogynist language, maybe 

Is "woah, calm down there, tiger" a sexist thing for a man to say to a woman in English? I'm used to that being totally neutral. My dad says it to me all the time.

re: Misogynist language, maybe 

@socks@social.emisocks.com The phrase itself, nah.
Though there is some baggage generally around telling women to calm down, I think.

re: Misogynist language, maybe 

@skysailor Yeah, like, if it's said with a dismissive attitude then yes, I was asking more about the specific phrasing

re: Misogynist language, maybe 

@socks@social.emisocks.com So yeah the phrase itself is not particularly gendered/misogynist, I don't think

Misogynist language, maybe 

@socks I'm not sure if it's strictly sexist, but the way people use it is pretty patronizing

i think we would associate it mostly with being something a parent would say to their child, so it's insulting for someone to say it to an equal
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Misogynist language, maybe 

@socks yeah I'd say that the phrase itself isn't, just people specifically preferring to tell women to calm down

re: Misogynist language, maybe 

@socks The "tiger" part is typically used toward men, but does not have any derogatory meaning to it. It's not really gendering someone directly, but I've never heard it directed at women. But at least he's referring to you as a cat.

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