“waaa I need feminism because my father, the man who created, raised, educated, fed, clothed, sheltered, loved and cared for me and my sisters, hired a cleaning lady to clean the house making his friend comment why do that when you have 3 daughters! WAAAAAAA! How dare he imply that we should help our father by cleaning the place up now and then instead of him paying for a maid! MISOGYNY! SEXIST! RAPE CULTURE! PATRIARCHY!”
Holy fuck how selfish.
This is “oppression” in a 1st world Patriarchal society.
Seriously wowwwww. The level of entitlement of this girl is outrageous. Send her to a nunnery.
I’m starting to hate tumblr comments as much as youtube comments. Prepare yourself for a wall of text because I don’t think I’ve ever written this much unless I planned on turning it in for a grade.
I’m just guessing here, but I think she’s saying she (and her two sisters) needs feminism because a friend of her dad suggested that he shouldn’t have to pay someone to clean up their house because he clearly already has three born-to-serve daughters.
Now while I believe in respecting your parents ,especially as long as you live under their roof, I also believe that the house chores should be something that all house members participate in. I absolutely hate cleaning up other people’s messes, it drives me fucking insane. However, I’m more accepting of it when I take into account that, like logicd said, these are the people who “created, raised, educated, fed, clothed, sheltered, loved and cared for” my sister and I.
I try to keep these things in mind whenever I feel frustrated at the state of our house, but this does not make me willing to pick up certain messes especially now that I’m older. See, I always saw chores as a doubly beneficial thing, they taught me how to clean up after my self/how to use appliances and they also got the house clean at the same time. About the time I hit fourteen these chores also started teaching me how frustrating it is when one person doesn’t do their part, especially making me gain more respect for my mom who worked two or three jobs at a time only to come home and make dinner and do laundry and dishes when dad was too tired from work.
I’m Digressing way too much, back to the point: I’m not really getting the “ew why would I get my hands dirty” vibe from this writing pad. I’m getting a bit more of the “I feel a bit disrespected because my sisters and I were basically told we would be well suited for a job in house cleaning” and I’m just assuming “if we were sons this wouldn’t have even been brought up” feeling from it.
I’m astonished at your take on this. What she’s saying is, “I need feminism because I’m too selfish and entitled to do work around the house. It’s beneath me.” Your interpretation was so off base and divorced from reality that it made me question your grip on sanity.The idea that there’s any implicit sexism involved is ridiculous. This girl is not being oppressed by “the patriarchy”; she’s throwing an online tantrum.
It’s disrespectful to expect her to clean her family’s home? Boys aren’t tasked with household chores? What world did you grow up in? I did all the indoors and outdoors chores when I was a kid for both our main home and our vacation home—mowing lawns, washing windows, weeding gardens, chopping firewood, painting decks. vacuuming, cleaning kitchens and bathrooms, cleaning cars and boats, etc. My sister did maybe a quarter of what I did, and it was never a big deal. My parents always said, “We don’t need gardeners or a cleaning lady; we’ve got kids.” And it didn’t demean or oppress us—least of all my sister.