A couple decades ago the expression make me a sandwich and honey that’s YOUR job would have probably been accepted. Although, in today’s society women especially are increasingly sensitive towards, as well as offended by, gender roles. Ironically, women fighting for equal rights are also going out to dinners and more often than not, allowing their dates to treat them. In effect, such women are actually contesting their own values and weakening their voice of revolution. Lara calls herself out for falling prey to this double standard. After she tells her guy...
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...d myself, women should take care not to expect the same care and special treatment from men if they are, in the utmost sense, equal. Specifically, Women should no longer expect men to grab the bill after a date because women no longer NEED to be taken care of. With that said, I believe there are some instances when out of courtesy, men should coddle women. Whether it be her birthday, a new job or any other personal occasion that deserves celebration. Moreover, cheap men do not equate to men with bottled up emotion. Classifying them as such would be downright ignorant. Lara makes some great points in her essay, but certainly not all, I agree with. The question of who’s cheap, now becomes a question of where do we go from here. My hope is that people will soon learn to share the bill rather than silently dispute over it because sharing, does in fact indicate one cares.
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