Now, this was supposed to go up on Wednesday, but than shit happened (trigger warning for link). So now, finally, we're having the winner for the relationship memes/tropes installment of Babe, Is this Sexist? (Also yes, Daniel Tosh does win this award in perpetuity from here on out).
"Ze does it because ze loves me"*
Now yes this is sexist, and the reason is it's a major part of abusive relationships while also being sold, by the media, as the proper response from women when their partner does something inappropriate/abusive. See Twilight for examples. Love (and often in cases of abuse love is more to obsession or a sense of ownership than, you know, actual facts love) does not excuse bad actions on the part of a sexual/romantic partner, or a parent, or a friend, or anyone. This exact concept is often part of the controlling that an abuser does before the serious emotional/physical/sexual abuse starts. Submit suggestions for the next installment of Babe, is this Sexist? Which is looking to be more of a once or twice a month installment, rather than the weekly thing it once was. If interest in this picks up and the suggestions pour in than this might change again. Check our Facebook page for the next poll. * Ze is a gender neutral pro-noun. Go to the "Babe, is this Sexist?" Masterpost If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, or you worry you/they might be, please feel free to contact us for information and resources. You can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org See here for possible actions you can take against Tosh and Comedy Central.