‘[Later in the week Sir Humphrey Appleby had lunch with Sir Arnold Robinson, the Cabinet Secretary, at the Athenaeum Club. Sir Humphrey, as always, made a note on one of his pieces of memo paper – Ed.]
Arnold’s feelings are the same as mine when it comes to women. But like me – and unlike the Minister – he sees clearly that they are different from us. In the following ways: –
1. Bad for teamwork: they put such strains on a team, by reacting differently from us.
2. Too emotional: they are not rational like us.
3. Can’t be Reprimanded: they either get into a frightful bate or start blubbing.
4. Can be Reprimanded: some of them can be, but are frightfully hard and butch and not in the least bit attractive.
5. Prejudices: they are full of them.
6. Silly Generalisations: they make them.
7. Stereotypes: they think in them.’
– Lynn J., Jay A. 1981. The Complete Yes Minister London, Great Britain: BBC Books (1991) p. 361