Maureen Dowd OP-ED Columnist in the NY Times has a piece today called "Dish It Out, Ladies" http://www.nytimes.com/2005/03/13/opinion/13dowd.html?ex=1111381200&en=1b6f2c9b6dec0470&ei=5070 which is EXCELLENT! Her statements are actually supported by Dr. Deborah Tannen's research. Dr Tannen is an expert in Gender Linguistics at Georgetown University http://www.georgetown.edu/faculty/tannend/. Maureen talks about how when men criticize others or simply "have an opinion" it is taken seriously & without any offense but if a women were to make the same comments it is not received as such & she is "A Bitch". I have found this to be quite true. SOME men have acted like this towards me. In fact, I recall meetings where at the beginning I would make a suggestion & it was thought to be "not good" but by the end of the meeting a male suggests it & all of a sudden it is "great!" Ha! Dr. Tannen's Video "He Said, She Said" explains why men think women nag them & Much more! It is amazing the perspective each gender takes away about the other after viewing this video! I highly recommend it or any of her books!