Talking of the “institution of marriage”….
Posted on November 14, 2009
…..as we were, here’s a conversation I overheard today while waiting in a taxi queue.
Man behind me talking to someone on his mobile:
“So there’s no rooms available for tomorrow night? Na, that’s ok, I’ll just have to tell the wife she can’t have a drink, then she can drive us home….well that’s why you’ve got a wife isnt it?….Yeah, I’ll tell her: “you can have an orange juice and think yourself lucky biatch, at least you’re getting a night out.”
Awww, makes you feel all warm and glowy inside doesn’t it?
But you know he went home and asked pretty please if it would be ok, right?
Awww, how romantic, I hope she drove off and left him….
I too hope she leaves him to it, Polly, but tut, really, what do these drunk men think is going to happen if they will get drunk and have to transport themselves home on their own… flashing their sexaaaay bodies in tight trousers and shirts, wearing all that aftershave, flashing their expensive watches and bulging wallets, they should really take some responsibility.
(Whew, don’t know where that came from… OK I do, too much reading CIF).
Quite right Butterflywings – what does this male expect? After all he clearly wished to get drunk so he must take responsibility for getting himself home without another male raping and/or sexually assaulting him.
After all if men go around getting drunk what should they expect? Ah but I forget women are the ones expected to ‘take care of drunken men they know’ because it is women’s responsibility not only to safeguard their own safety but also men they know who voluntarily engage in binge drinking.
Either way it is a no-win situation for women – either we are responsible for men’s violence against us or else we are responsible for taking care of all men’s needs including sexual servicing, being a servant, catering to their emotional needs, etc. etc. And yet we are supposedly living in a post-feminist era!!
Thanks Jennifer, indeed, women cannot win. I know – post-feminism, ha!