Monday, June 01, 2009

Pet peeve

You know what I just can't stand?

Man bashing.

Every time I hear some woman talking trash about her husband, I want to smack her upside her head.

Every time I hear some woman say, "Men and babies, same thing," I want to wring her neck.

Every time I have to endure a guy like Al Bundy on TV, I want to throw a brick through my TV.
Since when does a woman need to beat up on a man to feel good? Why in HELL would you say things like this in front of your children about their father?
Most husbands are good men, who sacrifice mightily for their wives and children. If your man is acting like an idiot, maybe you need to examine how you treat him. Do you act like you love him? Do you talk to him in ways that are emasculating? Do you treat him like a child? Do you thank him for what he does? Do you do kind things for him?
Yes, maybe you (like me) have to remind your husband about appointments. Maybe you have to take out the garbage sometimes (even though you agreed when you got married that it was his job). Do you never forget things? Do you remember that he told you he was working late?
Give him a break, hon.
Or don't sit next to me.


Barb, sfo said...

Is this a followup to the thing about Jon & Kate?

Amy Giglio said...

I guess, in a way it is. what really triggered it was a few weeks ago my husband's friend's wife said the men and babies thing to me in reference to her husband. I know she thought she was funny, but it's just mean, and it's something that seems to be culturally acceptable. And that just stinks.

Barb, sfo said...

Yes, it does. And I know it's something that I have to work on. Very easy to fall into that trap. I try very hard not to share any complaints about my husband with other people, for that reason. For crying out loud, everyone leaves socks on the floor sometimes.