If We Gender Flipped The Way We Talk About Food
"Are you sure you want all of that?"
Women would act impressed whenever men consume food.
In fact, they'd be so impressed that they'd compare men to women.
Parents would tell their sons that there's an important link between cooking and marriage.
Women would suggest sugary foods to make men happy.
And they'd assume that men who order salads are trying to lose weight.
Before assuring them that they don't need to.
Men would speculate over ~good date foods~.
And pass comment on how much other men weigh.
Women would act dumbfounded when men intend to finish their meals.
Women would look at menus and tell men what not to order.
Or they'd just cut the crap and order for them.
Women would think they knew when men were full.
And assume that men don't want their own puddings.
Waiters would be very concerned about how much spice men can handle.
Women would be shocked when men order beer.
And waiters would assume that when a man says "a pint, please", he actually means "half a pint, please."
Women would explain what wines taste like, and assume that men don't like anything too ~heavy~.
And they'd be truly shocked if they ever saw a man drinking whiskey.
Women would tell men that their drinking preferences are just fine (based on the habits of the rest of their gender, ofc).
Women would explain the concept of seafood to men whenever they ordered it.
They'd do the same with curry.
Men would call foods like chocolate "naughty".
Waiters would assume men wanted white wine with their meals.
And they'd always offer up a lighter cocktail.
But, most of all, women would check whether men actually want to eat the food they have ordered.
All the damn time.
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