by Cord Himelstein
Originally published: March 31, 2016
Comedian Demetri Martin does a comedy bit about how if you want to sound like a creep, just add “…ladies” to the end of everything you say, as in, “Thanks for coming to the show… ladies” and, “Help, I’ve fallen into a well and I’m trapped… ladies.”
It’s funny because it’s true – addressing women with terms of endearment like “ladies,” “baby,” “sweetie,” “girls”, etc. is creepy more often than not.
In the workplace, it’s also highly unprofessional. But, the behavior still persists, much to the chagrin of women everywhere.