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Failblog fail.

I've recently been following the failblog_rss feed. For those not familiar, they basically post pictures of things that are effed up, and then the users (at http://failblog.org) vote as to whether it's a "fail" or a "win." 9 times out of 10, the posts are deemed "fail" (like, say, this one from yesterday, where a door marked "entrance" declares "do not enter"). But today I saw my very first "win."

http://failblog.org/?p=13137
http://syndicated.livejournal.com/failblog_rss/259977.html

It's a laundry tag, which reads:
100% COTTON
MACHINE WASH WARM, INSIDE OUT, WITH LIKE
COLORS. USE ONLY NON-CHLORINE BLEACH.
TUMBLE DRY MEDIUM. MEDIUM HOT IRON.
DO NOT IRON PRINT!
------------OR------------
GIVE IT TO YOUR WIFE
IT'S HER JOB

I'm not even making the "give it to your wife" line big for added emphasis -- that's really how it appears on the tag!

I'm pissed that that tag even exists. I'm pissed that someone thought wife = servant was har de har har funny enough to come up with that tag in the first place. And not only does that tag fucking exist, which is rage-worthy all by itself, but the effing douchebags over at Failblog have decided that this is the image that finally merits a "win." That's the image that made them say "no, that's pretty accurate -- that shouldn't be a "fail" -- it's a WIN!"

I thought getting married was about being someone's partner, not about being their effing laundress.

I'm dumping that feed from my friends page immediately.



(Oh, and I'm also probably x-posting this rage to feminist_rage)

Comments

fiannaharpar
Mar. 9th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
I found the tag a) offensive and b) ironic.

I refuse to do laundry. I hate it. I used to take my clothes to the Duds and Suds on Center and pay per pound to have someone else wash my clothes. Both of my husbands have been kind enough to take on laundry so I didn't have to do it. Since we're a partnership, we both take on jobs. Sometimes because it's a job that the other doesn't like doing.

Apparently I missed the "job" memo on wives and laundry.

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