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Mafia member Vinny shoots a policewoman while fellow mobster Louie watches]Vinny: A cop. I just shot a cop. They wanna be equal? I made her equal.
Louie: Jesus, Vinny. You just iced a woman, you know that?
Vinny: You know what you are, Louie? You're a fuckin' male chauvinist pig.
Louie: What do you mean, I'm a male chauvinist pig? You just shot a broad.
Maybe it wouldn't bother me so much, dear Mary Sue, if it weren't for the double standard. If a young man were to punch you because he found you 'annoying', you would be horrified. Quite rightly. But the idea that anyone might be rightly horrified at YOU punching a man for annoying you appears to be so revolutionary it's hardly worth countenancing. No, it's utterly okay for a girl to punch a guy. It's cool. It, you suggest, can even be funny. But if a guy punches a girl, that's abuse.If it's abuse when a man hits a woman, it's still abuse when a woman's doing the hitting.
One question, Mary Sue: Where's the difference?
I remember an artistic and eager lady asking me in her grand green drawing-room whether I believed in comradeship between the sexes, and why not. I was driven back on offering the obvious and sincere answer "Because if I were to treat you for two minutes like a comrade you would turn me out of the house.—What's Wrong With The World by G. K. Chesterton
Amanda: All I'm trying to say is that there are lots of things that a man can do and in society's eyes, it's all hunky-dory. A woman does the same thing--the same, mind you--and she's an outcast.Amanda: We don't want advantages! And we don't want prejudices!
Amanda: No. Now I'm not blaming you personally, Adam, because this is so.
Adam: Well, that's awfully large of you.
Amanda: No, no, it's not your fault. All I'm saying is, why let this deplorable system seep into our courts of law, where women are supposed to be equal?
Adam: Mostly, I think females get advantages.
I've made some notes, and it all boils down to "Mock a man, noone cares. Mock a woman, you're a sexist swine.—Anonymous
Obviously if you're watching a scene with a woman tied to a bed while a man forces sex on her, the final act of that movie will involve said man getting shot in the face by Bruce Willis. If, on the other hand, it's a man being tied down and forced into sex by a pretty lady, well, you're watching a wacky romantic comedy.
"Sexism exists in advertising, whether it's showing a lady's curves on some fat dude for a beer commercial, or someone's trying to sell you a toaster because your husband's pretty much retarded. See, there ya go; sexism in advertising. It's so commonplace I don't really think it matters."—Philip DeFranco, on Dr. Pepper Ten's "It's Not for Women" slogan.
"Notice all the melon jokes, the bald jokes? I make one nose joke, it's OOOOOOOOHH!"—Colin Mochrie, after being booed for making a joke about Ryan Stiles' nose, even though he himself gets skewered for being bald and/or Canadian all the time, Whose Line Is It Anyway (American edition)
Bobby: I just wanted to say you don't have to worry about me, 'cause I'm never gonna have sex.Hank: It's called the Double Standard, Bobby. Don't knock it, we got the long end of the stick on that one.
Hank: Whoa, Bobby, now don't say that!
Bobby: I thought that's what you wanted.
Hank: Well, yes, if you were my daughter, but you're my son.
Bobby: Why is it not okay for girls, but it's okay for boys?
Wouldn't it be nice to be like men and get notches on your belt and sleep with most attractive men and not get emotionally involved?
involved?|Marilyn Monroe }}