Seriously. It bugs me that sexist jokes are funny but racist ones are not. Neither should be funny because both sexism and racism exist heavily, sexism more so since it's so much more tolerable (obviously).I'm aware many people still hold traditional gender roles in their own homes, and when kids are raised up with mom doing all the laundry he's likely to expect his wife to do the same, and may never learn to do it himself. I'm grateful that I was raised with my dad doing the bulk of the laundry in my house, until the kids were tall enough to reach the controls, because I wasn't ever really exposed to that stereotype. In my marriage, we both do our own laundry, though we'll each help the other out when need be. And my husband does any and all ironing that happens in our house, along with a whole host of what many would call women's work.I get the "joke" in the label, but I think that arrangement has worked out pretty well for men.. they get out of doing laundry in many, many households.. men know they're capable of figuring out how to wash clothing, but do they actually wanna do the laundry? Fold it? Put it away?Not only is it misogynistic, but it's also really dismissive of men. Men are totally capable of washing their own clothes.
The whole Hardy har, men are so incapable they need women to do things for them strain of humor is one of the least funny things I can think of that's still considered funny in pop culture.
I also hate those stupid Dr. Pepper commercials.. I hope women make a stink about them too. I don't drink the stuff, but I imagine lots of Dr. Pepper's customers are women.
Basically I understand how people fall into gender roles and find comedy in them, I just disagree, and find it insulting to all parties.
Sent from my phone, please excuse typos or brevity.