i hope you fall in love with someone who makes you question why you ever thought you would be better off alone
THIS IS A PUPPY IT’S NOT EVEN A FULL-GROWN DOG AND IT UNDERSTANDS “NO” IT IS NOT EVEN A YEAR OLD AND YOU’RE TELLING ME TEENAGE BOYS AND MEN CAN’T UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT OF “NO.” THAT IS BULLSHIT.
I’m probably going to get a lot of hate (or not because like 10 people follow me) for this but… here I go anyway.
The problem with this puppy-knows-no-means-no example is that, at the very core of this exercise, the puppy (symbolically the boy/man) knows he’s going to get the treat, he just has to wait. The owner (female in this instance) had every intention to give the puppy the treat from the very beginning, but is making him “work for it”.
Do you see how this kills your argument?
This particular situation reinforces the “if I (the puppy) keep trying, my owner (the girl) will eventually relent because she REALLY wants me to have the treat, but she has to put up the show of not letting me have it before she gives in” defence that most feminists are trying so hard to combat. The puppy keeps making attempts to get the treat and is repeatedly told no. At no point in this exercise is there any illusion that the puppy won’t get the treat. The owner isn’t going to take the treat away from the puppy because “no means no” because in this instance, no means “not yet” which why puppy keeps trying.
I understand where the initial message was going and what the comment was trying to say, but it’s a horrible example.
Why can’t you just see a cute, well trained puppy and appreciate it for what it is and not try and reduce men to domesticated pets and women to fickle owners putting up false pretenses?