Thursday, July 31, 2014

Bring It

Probably too much for a small blog post, but I am struck by the often one sided embrace of patriarchal gender roles, most recently with the whole "women against feminism" thing but usually it's dudes whining about how women actually expect them to not be horrible and then have the nerve not to make them a sandwich or give them sexytime on demand.

I offer no defense of gendered gender roles - expectations that men are like this and women are like that - but there's nothing wrong with a bit of specialization in relationships. Still if you really want to embrace gender roles, then there are, you know, two roles. There are expectations placed on men and they have responsibilities, too. They have to bring something.

Forgive the heteronormative language.