Hold the criticisms fellows for someone who wants to hear them!

Nearly 71 years old & my adrenalin still shoots sky high when some guy decides to criticize me–like women are waiting around for men to pronounce judgement on our work & groveling for a sign we pass muster. It isn’t the criticism that rankles–who doesn’t want to improve their work?–but the language used always is a dead-give-away that what’s going on is put-down, not constructive, & because they wouldn’t think to critique other men’s work.