Kelly Ripa will never be mistaken for a feminist, as the following video divulges:
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Where, oh where, do I begin? Let me count the ways.
The gist of the video has to do with Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, of Regis and Kelly, discussing Zagat’s 10 New Rules of Dining Etiquette when the question of who pays came up.
Regis started the discussion when he read that “men and women should be treated as equals”. Then Ripa utters the insane question, “What does that mean?”
Geeze, Louise, woman, you have to ask what does equal mean?
It means that whomever asks a person out, man or woman, pays for the dinner, drinks, and dessert (if any). It means that if a man asks me out, I expect him to pay. If I ask him out, I expect to pay. It is called being equals.
There are times when a woman wishes to pay for the man’s meal but cannot due to lack of finances (just lost her job, death in family, makes less money than he does), but, my dear Ms. Ripa, you do not know the times when a woman does want to pay for the man’s dinner, or just to be able to treat him to a nice night on the town.
It is called being more than equals; it is called being considerate and doing something nice for him.
Then Ms. Ripa really goes off on a wild tangent with this: “Any feminist out there that disagrees with me, I am sorry, but it’s gone ridiculous now.”
Then again, my dear Kelly, you need a history lesson on what a feminist is, so I suggest you click on the following photos to enlighten yourself:
A true feminist stands for and speaks up for all: women, children, elderly, black, white—and men.
Then Regis continues that “Men are more likely to pay the bill”, when Ms. Ripa retorts with “As they should!”
“As they should”? Where in the canons of dating is it chisled in stone that the man must always pay? Even if the woman was the one asking him out?
Then she goes on to say that she paid for a date once, as the check sat there “for an inordinate amount of time”. My question is this: Who asked whom out on the date? That was never made clear by Ms. Ripa.
And where has it “gone ridiculous now where women have to pay for everything?”
Yes, if you are a single woman you definitely have to pay your own way: house or rent note; utilities; food and medical bills.
But, where is it written that women are doing all of this paying?
Then the real doozy:
“We give birth, and you have to pick up the check”.
So, Ms. Ripa, are you saying that women who have given birth do not have to pick up the check at all, even once in a while because they jettisoned a baby out of their vaginal orifice? That giving birth is on the same par as lobster in vanilla sauce or cheeseburger and fries with a Diet Coke? And what about the women who have never given birth? Where does that leave them? That statement is so insulting to all women on so many levels, not to mention insulting to men.
“Maybe the guy should impress her and pick up the check”.
Umm, yeah, if he asked her out. But, if it is not a date, but a meeting of two people who’ve just met, over coffee, tea or sodas, then they spilt the tab. On the other hand, if the woman makes more than the man, her occasionally picking up the tab should not be a serious blow to his manhood.
“Maybe he should hold out her chair once in a while, too”.
I agree with that, as I have held doors open for men with packages in their arms, pulled chairs out for them because of their senior age. A little chivalry on everyone’s part, both men and women, never has hurt.
And ya’ know, often sometimes it is in the woman’s best interest to pay for dinner, especially if she has gotten ahold of a man who expects sex for dinner. (“I paid, so she should put out.”)
But, readers, whom do you think should pay?