Make Your Own Sandwich
Published: Monday, October 7, 2013
Updated: Monday, October 7, 2013 13:10
Food is the way to a man’s heart, and a woman’s pursuit for an engagement ring?
When reading E News’ report on the New York Post’s senior reporter Stephanie Smith, who has agreed to make her boyfriend 300 sandwiches in hopes that he will propose to her, I was in disbelief.
What modern, strong woman would subject herself to such a misogynistic and straight-up sexist agreement?
If I were put in that situation, I would have told that “man” to make his own sandwich and hit the road.
On Smith’s site, she writes about her sandwich-making journey, and some of what she has to say (OK, MOST of what she has to say) is absurd in the eyes of any self-respecting woman.
In one particular instance in the initial article by John Boone, of E! Online, Smith recounts part of her ongoing quest for an engagement ring.
“Each morning, he would ask, ‘Honey, how long have you been awake?’”
“’About 15 minute,’ I’d reply.’”
“’You’ve been up for 15 minutes and you haven’t made me a sandwich?’”
I cannot…I just cannot agree with this.
Are you kidding me?
This is not a loving relationship. No, this is not even the slightest bit close.
Smith’s “man”-friend, a.k.a. the male chauvinist that she calls her boyfriend, is using her to fulfill his sandwich needs and fuel his power-hungry soul. And Smith is allowing herself to be used by making him sandwiches.
Being so desperate to get engaged and have a wedding that you would allow yourself to be a tool to your so-called significant other is sad and pathetic.
A true loving relationship should not be based on how many sandwiches you have made your partner, nor should it based on what that person can give you alone.
And, if any of you out there are in a similar predicament, it may be time to reevaluate.
Stephanie is a senior studying journalism.