Alex: I intend to respond to all of your recent replies in some more detail, although mostly you're just saying the same thing over and over. One thing I have noticed is that you're regularly denying that women regard sexist behaviour as offensive. That includes sexist "jokes" like the one from paddoboy which started this thread, the wink-and-a-nod supermarket requests for young women to point paddo towards the "extra virgin olive oil", the habitual use of the overly-familiar and patronising "luv" (or "honey" or "sweety" or "babe") as a form of a address to young women (in particular) in customer service environments, and more. Earlier in the thread, a number of people provided examples of direct testimony from women about how they find all of these behaviours offensive, sexist, patronising, patriarchal and - in some cases - sleazy. There have been quotes from facebook threads, from women on other forums, from various mainstream media sources, and more. If that's not enough, two women who are participating in this thread have made it very clear what they think about those behaviours. What more do you want? How many testimonies from women will you require before you will accept that women don't enjoy these behaviours from sexist men, old or young? As I previously said, you might find many who will tolerate such behaviours because they don't want to make a scene (and for other reasons). I think it will be difficult, but you might even find a few women who say they love being addressed as "luv" or "babe" by old men, and who have a good old chortle whenever an old man wants them to "lubricate" him by supplying him with alcohol. None of that changes the fact that, as a general rule, those behaviours are unwelcome, and it would be better for everyone if (old) men did not habitually engage in them, even at the expense of those old men losing some of the privilege they have been habituated to expect. Since you seem to need some evidence for a sexual connotation for the word "lubricate", try this from urbandictionary.com, for starters: lubricate (v.): To make something slippery. A more erotic explanation would be to make the penis or vagina more slippery and hence achieve a better rubbing feeling when the sex organs are rubbing against each other. Men produce a lubricant called precum while women secrete vaginal fluid that makes the vagina walls wet. Go on, Alex. Pretend that you weren't previously aware of this usage.