Wear the Pants!
Apparently this ad campaign is causing a whole lotta uproar.
I say thank GOD someone has finally grown the balls to say what many of us have been thinking. And I’m not talking about the salads and lattes part…I’m talking about the chivalry part.
I speak for myself….I am a strong-willed, strong-minded, independent woman who LOVES having doors opened for me…who loves having my driveway cleared, who appreciates the young man at the grocery store who calls me M’am and offers to walk me to my car when my load is too big….who appreciates a man who bends down and picks up my keys off the ground when I drop them. I LIKE men….I like STRONG men. I love my gay men friends who still act chivalrous toward women as a man should. I’m all for equality in a marriage, the workplace, the family….I’m all for my daughters being strong and independent and not NEEDING a man to open a door for them, but I sure hope they find one who does. As I raise my son, I find myself saying to him, “You may be the youngest, but someday you’ll be the strongest and it’s going to be your job to look out for your sisters.” Sometimes I wonder if that is a burden I should impose on him, and then I think, “Damn straight I should be!” I’m raising a man and I want him to be worthy of that title….to claim his rightful place in this world as protector and provider. Why do these adjectives equate to “bully” and “brutality” in some people’s minds? Why do women feel their equality is threatened if a man steps up to the plate and treats them chivalrously?
And by the way…real men CAN drink lattes and eat salads……but they don’t lift their pinky fingers to do it.
Wear the Pants.