dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,
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dreadedcandiru2

Butthunny: The trouble with sitcom men.

This cultural tendency John has to not ask for help in order to defend against the psychological loss of being proven wrong tends to feed into another annoying commonplace. Because the Johns of the world tend to ignore the needs of the 'inferior' people around them in order to feel like men and because they're actually clumsy morons who don't actually know what the problem they're trying to solve is, it's become almost a requirement that a male character on a television program or advertisement be an infantile moron who the wife can feel superior to. Instead of the wise patriarchs of the dawn era of television, the bog-standard sitcom husband is a whiny, infantile nitwit who forgets birthdays and trips over footstools and causes the audience to wonder why the woman is married to this ridiculous burden of a man.

This last seems to be the reason we see the human wave of shlumpy fatheads moaning "BUT HONEY" when they do something cretinous. We're getting our recommended daily allowance of positive discrimination in favour of the women they're selling products to by flattering them into thinking they're the superior of the moron they married. Of course, the ads themselves tend to behave as if women are a different sort of stupid but then one cannot have everything.
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