Hopita (hopita) wrote,
Hopita
hopita

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)
Tags: bullshit, feminism, links, marriage, sexism
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