A screen in our cafeteria says, “Be a king, treat a woman like a queen.”
So I flipped that around (as I always do with all gendered statements) and ended up with “Be a queen, treat a man like a king.”
That sounded quite icky.
It just made me think of that David Bowie song. “I… I will be King… and You… You will be Queen…” :)
What do you think is the intended message behind having that saying on the screen exactly? I mean is there a specific behavior whoever is responsible for it is trying to promote?
I think it’s a message against domestic violence. Although I can’t be sure.
That was what I thought, too.
As a general policy treating random strangers of the opposite sex as if they were royalty is beyond bizarre.
Going out your way to treat your spouse well doesn’t sound icky to me. Still, the metaphor ‘your spouse is royalty’ seems very misguided.
Treat your wife like a queen – divorce her and marry her to one of your enemies to cement an alliance!
Treat your husband like a king – conspire with his underlings to depose him and have the idiot son of his rival take his place.
The possiblities are…. interesting.
Thank you for putting a general sense of ickiness into words so beautifully for me. You are a very brilliant person.
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