Jezebel.com – According to this ad, which was recently spotted in New York City, a man can get a discount at Hooters if he has a wife (who may or may not know that he enjoys his hot wings served with a side of female objectification).
Gothamist has confirmed that the promotion, which was inspired by the upcoming film Hall Pass, isn’t a hoax, but Hooters is a bit hazy on the official rules and regulations. According to one assistant manager who wishes he never answered Gothamist’s call, they’ll be confirming that men are married based on, “The honor system, I guess … Show us a wedding band.” As for how the ring will show what “reward” level the husband deserves, he explains, “Well, if you say you’ve been married 30 years, we’ll be able to tell if you’re old enough for that to be true.”
And then men wonder why women are so critical – why so many struggle with self-image issues – Ironically, in the same timeframe as this bullshit Hooters promotion builds buzz in the media, an eye-opening, yet disturbing survey results are released by Glamour.
The Glamour magazine article said, “On average, women have 13 negative body thoughts daily—nearly one for every waking hour. And a disturbing number of women confess to having 35, 50, or even 100 hateful thoughts about their own shapes each day.” The article went on to say, “In a University of Central Florida study of three- to six-year-old girls, nearly half were already worried about being fat—and roughly a third said they wanted to change something about their body.”
Doesn’t it just seem like women are being objectified more and more? Doesn’t it seem like more and more sex is selling?
This is an ongoing beef I have – when I see 10-year-old girls changing their profile picture on Facebook to Snooki! First of all, why the EFF does a 10-year-old have a Facebook anyway? But further, she wants to be and act like Snooki?
What happened to Hopscotch? What happened to jump rope, tag and playing with dolls?
Our kids are growing up WAY beyond their years and to realize that THREE to SIX year old girls are worrying about being FAT?
This is a CONSTANT battle in my house – I happen to live on Lake Testosterone and feel like I’m a lost soul in the midst of a guys locker room sometimes. With the banter about how hot a girl is on television or how the world just wants to pick on Lindsay Lohan and Kim Kardashian?!?!
For much of my adult life, I’ve considered myself to be somewhat confident. Naturally there are things I do struggle with at times, and the fact that I’d fit in nicely with that group of women who think negative thoughts about their bodies some 13 times per day – it would be nice if the men I’m surrounded by would recognize the genuine, inner beauty.
It’s hard enough being a woman in today’s world. We don’t need the likes of Hooters and Ashley Madison making it even more difficult to participate in a happy, healthy and secure relationship. Sometimes I think even the most secure relationship can be challenged by the smut and sluts we have these days.
/ end rant