Sunday, 8 March 2015
Is This What A Feminist Looks Like...?
His Hermeneuticalness pointed out to the young woman that I hadn't ordered cake. She explained that it was a free treat for all their female customers, to celebrate International Women's Day.
It briefly occurred to me that this was a terribly sexist thing...
What a stereotype to perpetuate... I'm a woman, and so I must like chocolate cake! Is this really the equality which hundreds marched for today in Central London?
Actually, I'm afraid that I didn't much care. It was chocolate cake. I ate it.
In order to strike a blow for equality for downtrodden men everywhere, His Hermeneuticalness stole a spoonful of my chocolate cake. I let him live, but only because I suspect that attacking one's parish priest with a cake fork probably carries some sort of canonical penalty...