Wednesday, August 10, 2011

WILT: Women don't just belong in the kitchen anymore

Last night, my family played "Battle of the Sexes". It's a pretty interesting board game, and, yes, my family still digs playing board games on vacation.

The premise is simple: Females answer questions that most males will be more apt to answer correctly and vice versa. The first one to reach the other side by answering the most questions correctly wins.

As soon as the first move is made, the game becomes unfair. A majority of the questions that we asked the ladies were about fishing, power tools, and sports. I have a friend that works at the Florence Tourism Office and she is very involved in fishing. Also, we live in the dang southeast U.S. A lot of women fish. Strike one. The ladies tore these questions up. One said, "What does a fisherman put his lures, hooks and bait in?" Really?

Next major category: power tools. If you've met my mom, you know that's she's got the power tools category on lock. She makes stained glass, works with tile and granite, and does a lot of other artsy projects. A lot of the questions asked, "What tool is good for doing/making ____?" You've got to be kidding me. Ladies are a lot more knowledgeable about this subject now.

Last major category: sports. My sister played tennis. My girlfriend played volleyball, softball, and has been to enough sporting events in our years of dating to trump any other chick out there. My mom had a camera covering up one eye from filming so many of my games over the years that it became a staple like a pirate with an eye patch. How is this fair? "Name the two leagues in Major League Baseball?" "What does WWF stand for?" This is complete and utter crap.

We. Got. Beasted. It wasn't even fair. Dad and I had to answer questions about dinnerware, items that are common on the runway, and makeup.

It's not the 1950's anymore. Women are doing jobs that have been predominately held by males. Many women nowadays are going to know about sports, power tools, and fishing. Most guys are not going to know about sewing or exotic glassware. This game might have been fun 50 years ago, but it was not the slightest bit of fun for us (dudes) now.

What I learned: Women are expanding their knowledge base ... awesome. Dudes still don't care about what dish works best to serve a creme brulee. Don't play this game unless you hop in a time traveling DeLorean because, at the end of the day, one thing has stayed the same with men through the years ... we WANT TO WIN.

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