I think it’s a bit much based off one comment. We’ve seen from Joel that he respects Bonnie, and doesn’t treat her like a possession. Cody did a kind thing, and it’s kind and thoughtful actions that can win someone over. Most women are looking for a man that will be in touch with their needs and desires and “take care of them.” Not in a patronizing way, but in a partnership. Some women have a love language that involves gifts and surprises. That’s a natural need for some to feel loved. We’ve seen Bonnie is one of these women, and so hats what Joel knows works from his experience. If a man is thoughtful and kind enough to recognize his woman’s needs, then it’s likely he will also be a good father. I don’t know many women that are looking for a man that they can take care of. Joel clearly doesn’t own Bonnie, and I don’t think he would ever claim to.natalka81 wrote:Best. Analysis. Ever.candy_toffee wrote:snowbaby95 wrote:When Joel told Cody "that's the way you win 'em" in today's vlog about giving women money & presents...
It's straight up benevolent sexism. It might look nice and pretty but it's still sexism. It's sad they are raising their boys to look at women as possessions i.e., something to be won.
And teaching their girls that they are fragile, special and something to be protected at all costs. This kind of teaching severely limits women's ability to develop a sense of self, a sense of pride and a sense of personal accomplishment. Keeping them indoctrinated with ideas that they only belong in the home as mothers and wives because they need to be protected and worshiped causes them to lose any ideas that they can be whatever they want to be. It prevents them from pursuing greater life goals. THIS is the great travesty of the benevolent sexism that is RAMPANT in their family.
The Griffiths women are staying at home because they are being made to. They want to. Victimizing all women that value a partnership where the man is the breadwinner is just as ignorant and dismissive as the argument that men are better than women. Many of us are stay at home moms on these boards. Many of us have hard working husbands and appreciate the validation that comes with a surprise gift. Winning someone over does not equate to owning them in my opinion.
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