Some of you may recall that I dislike being called - sweetie, honey, darling, dear, etc. For me, these alleged terms of endearment come across as derogatory, based my background and conditioning. I like to be called Ellie or nothing at all. My only exception would be talking to a baby or young child. I know that in the south - people use the term darlin' as do many of the gay men I know.
In the news...
Goodbye to 'Honeys' in Court, by Vote of American Bar Association New York Times - August 10, 2016
It is official. The American Bar Association says it is professional misconduct to discriminate against or harass opposing counsel, or anyone else for that matter, in the course of practicing law. The ethics rule now forbids comments or actions that single out someone on the basis of race, religion, sex, disability and other factors. Nearly two dozen state bars and the District of Columbia bar have similar rules. But there has been no national prohibition of such behavior, which, many female lawyers complain, results in too many "honeys," "darlings" and other sexist remarks and gestures toward them while they are trying to practice their profession.
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