“Women, Swearing, and the Workplace.” Interesting. This is something I’ve been thinking about, now that my role has me meeting directly with clients more often. In my experience though, there’s no double standard. Anyone who swears like a sailor in a meeting looks unprofessional. I’ve been in meetings with women who do it, and it makes me cringe a little. (Granted, I cringe when my deskmate swears and I’m the only one that can hear it.) It’s not a question of being “lady-like”; it’s a question of showing respect for the people around you.