So, only men get to propose marriage and decide when to buy property?

From my bank’s website:

Well, straight men and lesbians. This is Canada – same-sex marriage is legal – but apparently straight women and gay men don’t get to take part in this survey. Equality FAIL!

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8 Responses to So, only men get to propose marriage and decide when to buy property?

  1. hgg says:

    I'm sure we easily can find someone who is happy to mansplain to us what this means! Because my ladybrain is too occupied with the stress of waiting for the dude to pop the question to be able to deal with difficult stuff like bying property.

  2. Bob O'H says:

    Well, yes. In our case, the man was the official at the German consulate who proposed we get married.

  3. hgg says:

    Yes, a lot of bureaucracy become easier with marriage! There was no end to the paperwork when having a kid outside of matrimony.

  4. Alyssa says:

    (in sing-song voice): I certainly could have never, ever, ever figured out how to buy a house without my big, strapping husband! Teehee! Thank goodness I was able to trap him into marrying me, or else I just don't know what I would do! Sigh!

  5. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    HGG, I'm planning to email a link to this post to the bank on Monday, so we'll see what they have to say! But I don't think any explanation is required other than "some dude came up with the survey and didn't even notice he'd excluded half of the bank's customers from participating".Bob, how romantic! I foresee a movie adaptation. Who would play you?Alyssa, hooray for big strapping husbands who can help us poor weak-minded women survive in the big bad world!

  6. chall says:

    "well, in that case I'm quite sure I will never get married then" as in [you've got to do it yourself to get it done correctly kind a gir] :)not really true but that's what I felt reading it. I dunno, maybe we're just too progressive and don't understand that everyone else want the world to stay the same as the last hundred/thousand years…/bitter woman without a ring who still thinks we can change the world, maybe… if we have a lot of money… and wack out all those mindless tv reality shows with "winner gets a RING and a husband to take care of you"

  7. Anonymous says:

    Jesus. The only people in my suburb who can afford property are the gay couples.

  8. Cath@VWXYNot? says:

    Chall, we can totally change the world! One bit at a time… slowly.Anon, all praise the pink pound!

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