Because we’re supposed to

// 3 January 2009

There’s a great post over at Girl with a one-track mind highlighting the downright injustice of expectations placed on women to behave in a certain way through the hilarious use of sarcasm. I’d encourage you to read the full post, but here’s a snippet:

I like denying myself pleasurable things because women should be martyrs.

I ate a cake once, in secret, but I try not to be ‘naughty’: skipping pudding means I’ll be slimmer and more attractive to men! Anyway, who says obsession with one’s weight is boring?

I always hold off from having sex on a date because not ‘giving in’ to men means I have ‘power’ over them.

I insist men pay for me on dates because that makes me feel feminine. The fact I earn more than them is irrelevant. Men buy and women put out: that’s just the way it is. You can’t fight human nature!

I think women should take responsibility for rape, by covering up more. Men, poor things, get worked up by seeing women’s bodies and it’s not their fault they then can’t control themselves. Testosterone is a very powerful thing!

I always fake my orgasms because I want men to think they’re expert lovers.

If Belle from Secret Diary of a Call Girl can prep her vagina with lube to pretend to her customers that she’s sexually aroused, so should all women.


Comments From You

Charlotte // Posted 26 January 2009 at 12:43 am

Haha! Brilliant. So sad and annoying that there are actually people that adhere to all that, and won’t see the blatant sarcasm.

Have Your say

To comment, you must be registered with The F-Word. Not a member? Register. Already a member? Use the sign in button below

Sign in to the F-Word

Further Reading

Has The F-Word whet your appetite? Check out our Resources section, for listings of feminist blogs, campaigns, feminist networks in the UK, mailing lists, international and national websites and charities of interest.

Write for us!

Got something to say? Something to review? News to discuss? Well we want to hear from you! Click here for more info

  • The F-Word on Twitter
  • The F-Word on Facebook
  • Our XML Feeds