From one of my pastoral care books:
"In order to model emotions and choose topics, the minister might find a non-sexist approach to counseling helpful"
I'm sorry - might find a non-sexist approach helpful? Under what circumstances is a sexist approach helpful? or even appropriate at all? Why is a non-sexist approach optional?
In addition to the statement itself, I can't decide whether the fact that this is in a book on pastoral counseling for men makes the statement worse or not. I'm leaning toward not - in that it's equally inappropriate for any gender-specific discourse, and only slightly less inappropriate in non-gender-specific discourse (and I do mean "less inappropriate" rather than "more appropriate").