Say what now?

(Via Ragnell)

Dave Sim, who wrote and drew 300 consecutive issues of the same comic book and is also sort of fucking crazy, has a blog. Recently he enumerated a sarcastic list of 14 things that feminists believe (Mr. Sim does not like feminists). The list is the usual same old, same old stuff you hear from Rush or my Uncle Harry but point five struck me.

A car with two steering wheels, two gas pedals and two brakes drives more efficiently than a car with one steering wheel, one gas pedal and one brake which is why marriage should always be an equal partnership.

If not sure how this metaphor is supposed to work. I get Sim’s point, that marriage (or at least some marriages) should not be equal partnerships. But I’m not sure how his metaphor is supposed to highlight his point. Of course a car with two steering wheels, two break petals (remember though that training cars have two break petals), and two accelerators won’t work. It would lead to a disastrous driving experience.

I guess, a good marriage is like driving a car? But how so? Maybe Mr. Sim believes that a good marriage is when the man drives and the woman sits in the passenger seat and shuts the fuck up and lets the man drive. Jesus Christ. Or if the man is lost she can, maybe, give him directions from a map. While smiling. Or maybe I’m just reading too much into it.

You know what the hell, I’m going to make this a new Question of the Moment

Can anyone tell me what exactly the above metaphor is supposed to mean?

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2 Comments on “Say what now?”

  1. titocf says:

    Apparently marriage is like a car. Marriage zooms down the highway of life at speeds between 60 to 80 mph. At that speed, there’s only room for one mind: the rational, unemotional, quick-thinking mind of Man, of course. There’s no room for discussion and feminine input when you need to avoid Financial Trouble Speedbumps or when you’re merging onto Buy a House Freeway. Men are better equipped to handle those sort of decisions.

    But there’s still plenty the women can do. She can tend to the children in the backseat, and maybe, if she asks nicely and the man isn’t listening to anything, she can change the radio station.

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