Whether you’ve heard of, asked, or – God help you – replied to this question, everyone’s familiar with it. And it’s univeraly known that a ‘yes’ will not be met well.
So what do you do if you notice your boo packing on the poundage? How on earth do you get her to a) notice and, more importantly, b) actually do something about it? As in getting the message – don’t think for a second I’d want the damn milk if it’s coming from a fat ass cow – across in a way that won’t guarantee the immediate termination of your relationship – and thus milk privileges. What a predicament!
But don’t get your tighty whities in a knot just yet, because Askmen, God bless their anorexic-lovin’ hearts, who are constantly and dedicatedly striving to better your ball-scratching ways, have foreseen such a dilemma and come to the rescue with their Top 10: Subtle Ways To Tell Her She’s Getting Fat. (I kid you not)
No.10 – Buy her clothes that are too small
No.9 – Sign her up for yoga under the pretence of “stress relief”
No.8 – Set out on your own weight loss plan
No.7 – Serve her unsatisfactory portions
No.6 – Improve your own diet
No.5 – Playfully grab her love handles
No.4 – Ask her to wear an old dress
No.3 – Sabotage her chair
No.2 – Leave “now” and “then” photos lying around.
No.1 – Take her to places where she has to wear a swimsuit.
Does anyone else see a problem with this? Because while I may have certain feminist leanings, I’m not nit-picky with it (case in point: saying ‘you guys’ or ‘(occupation)man’ does not get my woman’s lib panties in a knot) mainly because I have bigger fish to fry. And besides, women who are hung up on it sort of scare me. All that ranting and obsessing about the inequalities and sexification (b.k.a. sexual objectification) of women, why not just shut up and – here’s a thought! – do something about it!
But this? This makes me want to hurl. Or find Thomas Foley, author of this particular literary gem, and rid the world of his misogynistic, neanderthalic ass.
Ahhhh. Instant satisfaction.
If you really want to read in more detail, I’ve included the link. Be warned: if possible the paragraphs and explanations underneath surpass the headings in complete and utter idiocy. Almost all include deception and/or manipulation and attempts at shaming her into losing weight. And the pictures? En-freaking-joy.