It's truly amazing what an elderly man like me gets to learn in his evening years.

Some years ago, I began to hear of microaggressions, subtle but offensive comments or actions directed at a minority or other non-dominant group that is often unintentional or unconsciously reinforces a stereotype: micro-aggressions such as "I don't see you as black.".

I then heard of micro-invalidations which is another form of act of discriminating against a non-dominant group by means of comments or actions which do not validate the experience of a member of a non-dominant group.

I have now heard of micro-cheating. In order to fully understand it, do I assume it is a form of discrimination against a member of a non-dominant group? Do I make the leap and understand it is an act of discrimination (tiny), of men against women or can it also be an act of discrimination (tiny), of women against men?

Should it not be called mini-cheating so that it does not get caught up in the vernacular of micro-aggressions and micro-invalidations?

Help!