I just watched the funniest video on buzzfeed, which featured grown women asking “Hello Barbie” some very pointed, feminist questions. “Hello Barbie” is Mattel’s answer to Suri, and her responses to the women’s questions are hilarious.
Michael Scott of “The Office” was once asked if he was superstitious. His response was priceless, and has become my favorite tv quote of all time.
How do I feel about feminism? Women should absolutely get paid the same wage as a man for doing the same job. How is this even still an issue in 2015? I belong to a sisterhood of highly intelligent, strong women, who can accomplish anything they set their minds to.
Here’s where things get old school:
Doors: Can I open a door for myself? I can, and I will, but I just love it when a man makes the gesture of “holding the door open for a lady”.
Firemen: What woman doesn’t want to be rescued by a hunky fireman? The image of me clumsily heaving a man from a burning building will never be as sexy as its opposite. Sure, I’ve gained weight, so the job might require two firemen. Even better..
Dinner dates: Men should pay for dinner. Men outnumber those of the female persuasion, which means they have greater odds of finding the “perfect mate”. Women above 30 are often the equivalent of the “last kid” picked for a team sport, so the expense of one meal should be non-negotiable.
It’s too high/ Too heavy: I work in catering, which means I lift heavy shit on a daily basis. That sushi platter looks good doesn’t it? I bet it does, and I’m the girl who just heaved the granite slab that your sushi’s displayed on. If/ when a man offers to lift something like this for me, I say yes, and my back thanks me.
Maybe I’m “too girlie” for the modern world, or maybe I’m just 5’3″. Perhaps evolution hasn’t caught up to modern feminism.
I’m a not a super-feminist but I’m a feminist. I’ve been the bread-winner, and I’ve been the bread-taker.
My partner is a foot taller than me, and I love to rest my head in the nook of his armpit. He secures all of the locks at night, and sleeps closest to the front door (just in case intruders invade).
Until women have all evolved into Amazonian creatures, there’s still some merit to men “protecting”us.
For me, that’s super sexy, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.