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Things I am tired of hearing

[On seeing me washing my lunch dishes at work]
"You're going to make someone a good wife some day!" (from a male executive. my ex-uncle once made the same comment on seeing me cook.)

[On a guy knowing what colour his shirt is]
"Oh, your wife has you really well trained!"

Because washing dishes, cooking, and fashion sense are all "women's work". What century is this again?

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nobodyhere
Oct. 2nd, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
How did the subject of what colour your shirt is come up?
curgoth
Oct. 2nd, 2009 02:49 pm (UTC)
Not my shirt. $GUY walked by his coworkers wearing a purplish shirt. $COWORKER said "Oh, mister purple today!" $GUY replied "Plum!", giving rise to the confusing wife comment.
neeuqdrazil
Oct. 2nd, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
Wait... you do your dishes at work?

*GDR*
poeticalpanther
Oct. 2nd, 2009 03:37 pm (UTC)
LOL!

And curgoth, indeed, sometimes the world is a very, very frustrating place for a progressive. Bravo to you anyway, for noticing; a lot of men wouldn't.
kettunainen
Oct. 2nd, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
you have the best icons. i swear!
witchicist
Oct. 2nd, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
Love, love, LOVE the icon!
trias_cube
Oct. 2nd, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
Those are very sexist and offensive comments. I feel for you and the other guy for having to face such comments.
marev
Oct. 2nd, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
Oh that's all right! Apparently I'll never find a husband since I don't cook meat!

The above was a comment I received when I was still vegetarian.
tamago23
Oct. 2nd, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC)
Well, you know how it goes. One day a guy washes his own dishes in the kitchen, the next day he's sucking cock in the company bathroom, and then the entire place turns into a corporate version of Church & Wellesley. ;) Seriously though, I think anyone who makes comments like that is probably terrified of anything they see as feminine, because feminine = gay, and we can't have Teh Gay around here! And so they make snarky comments to try to scare the male back into his societal-gender-appropriate role.
kettunainen
Oct. 2nd, 2009 05:02 pm (UTC)
yes, oh so very yes.
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curgoth
Oct. 2nd, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
tamago23
Oct. 3rd, 2009 04:35 am (UTC)
Lawl. :D
olletho
Oct. 3rd, 2009 02:40 am (UTC)
so being hygenic is feminine now? *raises eyebrow*

I think this might explain teen-aged boys.
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corwin77
Oct. 2nd, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
What if I think you'd make a good wife without ever having seen you do dishes?
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tocityguy
Oct. 3rd, 2009 01:38 am (UTC)
"You're going to make someone a good wife some day!"

I think I'd be tempted to point out that he's make a lousy husband one day.
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