Your style of writing is very effective, and was a major component in convincing me to get a real Medium membership.
And now I’m thinking about two particularly bad managers I’ve worked with (both men) who perfectly encapsulate the problem. One seems to be a caricature of the villain, going as far as stepping into personal space and blocking doorways during rants. He doesn’t seem particularly concerned about who he’s talking to, as long as their inferior (spoiler: that’s everyone). So yeah. It’s a thing. The terminology does create some unneeded resistance, though.