Archives | RSS

Angry? Mad as hell and you can't take it anymore? Get something off your chest and it could be published online and/or in print. Bitches are anonymous and may be edited for length, grammar, spelling and our lenient standards of propriety.

Submit a Bitch

Pin It

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tired of cliches

Posted on Wed, May 8, 2013 at 3:27 PM

Recently I went to a store having a BOGO on footwear. I didn't realize it was buy one get one, so when my boyfriend brought his shoes to the counter, the clerk informed us of the sale, and I grabbed a pair that were $4 more than his. I told the clerk mine were more expensive so he would know to charge us the amount for that pair. He gave me a look and said something along the lines of, "Women, always have to go for the most expensive!" And I laughed along, which I regetted immediately afterward. I knew he was only trying to be cute and funny and harmless. It seems like such a minor thing to him, to make fun of my entire gender for spending $4 more than my boyfriend. I don't know if he actually believes that tired, stupid cliche, but he certainly has no objections to voicing it to paying customers (one who wasn't even going to get anything until I heard it was essentially free). He doesn't mind having strangers think that he believes that. If I walked into KFC with black skin, ZERO cashiers would laugh and say, "Oh, of course you want to eat here!" because that's judging an entire race on a stupid stereotype, which is incredibly wrong. Why is it still okay to do that with women? This may seem like a very minor thing to many people. I probably come off as being easily offended, a delicate flower. But it's jarring to realize that people do think these things about me just because I'm a woman. I don't want strangers to think it's okay to voice "funny" sweeping assumptions to my face. I am more than just a woman; I am an individual. Please take that into account next time, and every time, with every woman and man you see. >--The Next Step

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Latest in Love the Way We Bitch

Comments (24)

Showing 1-24 of 24

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-24 of 24

Add a comment

Remember, it's entirely possible to disagree without spiralling into a thread of negativity and personal attacks. We have the right to remove (and you have the right to report) any comments that go against our policy.

© 2021 Coast Publishing Ltd.