...children. Well that equality is still theoretical or virtual, but not real. I don't want to be asked whether I'm going to take unpaid leave or reduce my working hours because I'm a woman, taking it for granted that it is exclusively the mother who has the ... rejection of polite compliments. It's just that it's not the place nor the time, the appropriate relationship or good manners. Neither should remarks as to whether a woman is ugly or attractive come up in a professional evaluation as if they were relevant.