So our last post about the on-air wedding proposal that turned into a breakup call when the caller discovered his girlfriend had been cheating on him sparked quite a debate with some commenters. Most of the argument was that it was sexist and that things would have been different had it been reversed.
Here’s what Regina had to say about this:
I can’t believe you posted this, I really can’t. I also can’t believe that you posted it as a joke. What’s more…”snooping around, as women do?” What is THAT supposed to mean?! On top of that, all of the similar comments made during the radio program …if those were comments that generalized African Americans, would you think it was funny? No. Would you post it on your website? No. But it’s okay, because it’s about women, right? Unbelievable.
Walsh responded with this:
Wow. If a man cheated on his girlfriend and the woman in question did something along these lines every single girl would support and celebrate her reaction. They would treat it as some sort of militant feminist victory in fact. So don’t be playing the sexist card while sporting such a blinkered view on sexual equality. The actions he took were completely just, the argument that he acted over gossip is ridiculous considering you completely contradict yourself by saying they were correct. Any woman defending this girl and slating the radio presenters is acting out of sexism, you prove this by feeling the need to make the distinction that they are men and drive the point again and again. I think this is completely warranted disregarding any sexist debate.
Another response by way of Tim:
She was making out with a guy she had cheated on her boyfriend of 5 years with AFTER finding the wedding ring. I don’t care what you guys think, she deserved every second of her humiliation. And yes he knew what the radio hosts were going to do, guess what he didn’t give a crap because shes a cheating whore. Who cares about the “intricacies” of the relationship, she making out with this guy after knowing she was getting married.
I think you’re right that a lot of people (not just women, but both sexes) would celebrate a woman’s actions if the roles were reversed and she chose this method of revenge.
We’re all for equality here at Top Cultured and didn’t mean to come off as sexist..although if any women out there find that “sexy” then we’d be glad to be sexist to get in them drawers. We wanted to balance the discussion out a bit so went in search for a similar call but from a female perspective.
In full disclosure it was a bit harder to find one then their male counterparts. There are several other “prank calls” with cheating girlfriends. There is even a segment on a UK radio station called Danny Dumps that apparently specializes in this sort of thing. I did however manage to find a really good example. The caller Andrea wants to win Kanye West tickets. In order to get them she has to convince her husband that their 9 year old boy (little Logan) is not actually her his child. Listening to this is like watching a slow moving train wreck take place. It’s broken up into 3 parts and I apologize for the nice little tattoo graphic on the video but that’s how it is.
So after listening to both of this call and the previous one, what say you? Is there any difference between the rightness or wrongness? Does gender play an issue here? Was it okay for Chris in the previous post to do what he did? Was Andrea wrong in tricking her husband into thinking she had slept with a co-worker? Lay down all your opinions in the comment section, we’d love to hear what you think.
Part 1 (The Call)
Part 2 (Listener responses)
Part 3 (The Response)