Hon, make me a sandwich

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Alidar Jarok, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Alidar Jarok

    Alidar Jarok Everything in moderation but moderation Moderator

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    This Woman Can't Get Married Until She Makes Her Boyfriend 300 Sandwiches

    Buzzfeed, so it's done in picture and caption form:

    I'm torn. On the one hand. Yes, this is absolutely sexist and demeaning, at least in an abstract form not considering the circumstances. It really sounds subservient. On the other hand, I definitely could see something romantic about it (provided he's keeping count and plans something big when they hit sandwich 300). It is unique (certainly, it's not quite the asshole husband demanding something from his wife).

    Here's her view:

    Also, the sandwiches do, indeed, look delicious.

    Anyone else have any thoughts?
     
  2. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    I would be making similar conditions for him. I am not sure what I would get him to do 300 times but I would think of something.
     
  3. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    She should kick him in the balls 300 times.
     
  4. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    That is a good idea.
     
  5. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Well that's odd. All I can say is if it works for them and makes them happy, it's their business and not mine.
     
  6. An Officer

    An Officer Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Weird power balance, but each to their own.

    Who wants to get engaged under those circumstances. It's women like this that give other women a bad name.
     
  7. FPAlpha

    FPAlpha Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Some couples have quirks that look very weird for outsiders who don't know them.

    Maybe that is the case here and they are laughing their ass off at all the Stepford wife comments and such because for them it's just how they roll.

    However on the surface it doesn't sit well with me.. it looks very subservient for me and an asshole move on his part. If they really love each other and want to be with each other there should be absolutely no condition to enter a marriage.. none at all.

    I want to believe our generation has moved way beyond the point where the woman is the person in the relationship that cooks, cleans and takes care of the kids and i hope every woman kicks her man's ass when it's time to use the vacuum or dust off the cupboards and he just kicks back and watches sports (or any other clichee male activity).
     
  8. scotpens

    scotpens Vice Admiral Admiral

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    They're adults and it's nobody else's business what conditions they agree to as a prerequisite for engagement or marriage, just as long as it doesn't involve anything illegal.
     
  9. Venardhi

    Venardhi Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Whatever works for them. The sooner we stop giving a shit about who is or isn't acting some specific way or another, the better. If they're happy, then they're doing something right. End of story.
     
  10. Coloratura

    Coloratura Snuggle Princess Premium Member

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    Yep. That works for me, too.
     
  11. Starkers

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    She should make him 299 sandwiches then leave him :lol:
     
  12. Collingwood Nick

    Collingwood Nick Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ^ Love it!

    Man tonight is the night of the weird threads or something
     
  13. Starkers

    Starkers Admiral Admiral

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    To be honest sandwich man seems perfectly reasonable after racist guy and crazy Nigerian!
     
  14. Chensams

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    “Sandwiches meant more to him than nice gifts, regular sex,.."

    They're doing something wrong if a sandwich is better than sex.
     
  15. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Beats and the Shouting Moderator

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    I think it's funny, and clearly they both have a good sense of humor. I don't see any reason to get upset about it. People demonstrate their love and commitment all the time in various ways. Is making sandwiches significantly different than spending two months salary on a diamond ring? I'd say it's even better.

    Here's wishing those crazy kids good luck.

    :beer:
     
  16. JarodRussell

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    The recipes do result in delicious sandwiches.


    He thinks sandwiches are better than sex. And just like sex, he won't get any more after their marriage. Mwuhahaha!
     
  17. Robert Maxwell

    Robert Maxwell so far this is a dumb future Premium Member

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  18. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The sad thing is, he is definitely going to find someone by that.
     
  19. Collingwood Nick

    Collingwood Nick Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Businesslike. I like that.
     
  20. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Sexism is only kept alive by the stupidity of women. There, I said it. As long as the majority of women is okay with how they are treated by men and depicted in media, it won't stop. As long as female actresses think they somehow elevate their career by doing nude photoshoots and nude film scenes, they shouldn't complain about sexism. Think of that underwear scene in the latest Trek, and similar scenes in all other films and TV shows. It was absolutely mindless, based on the exploitation of the female form, and the authors didn't think about it. All it needed was the actress saying "Guys, this is stupid, I won't do it." The need to somehow "sex it up" is an inherent sexist one. It's absolutely not necessary to do so. Just like Jeri Ryan and Jolene Blalock were absolutely okay with running around in skintight catsuits for no fucking reason other than being masturbation material for the nerdy geeks. Just say no to shit like that.

    She is making him sandwiches thinking it's all romantic. And that other dude is going to find his girl for the price, and that girl will also tell herself how it's okay.