On the debate around this link: http://ift.tt/1Q7ZXgT
People defending that "arranged marriage roti" meme thing: I'll spell out the sexism for you if you like. Raise your hand for questions.
a) It's essentially riffing off of the "women belong in the kitchen" trope, which is both BORING & VERY OLD & TIRED.
b) Not only is it saying WIFE = ROTIS it's taking it one step further: GOOD WIFE = GOOD ROTIS.
C) This assumes the "bad" wife, the one who marries for love (i.e SEXYTIMES) is only good for her bedroom skills.
Men, you should be equally insulted here TBH, because it basically equates marrying for love with incomptence
Also, the founder's response (my mum's rotis are fab, girls who make good rotis are more likely to have arranged marriages) um....
Arranged marriages are usually (I SAID USUALLY) transactional, patriarchal throwbacks. Women groomed to cook & breed.
Therefore, if your rotis are round & fluffy, that's been your training as a wife (the joke assumes), the other women untrained, wanton.
And that is why the joke is sexist. In other news, please don't send doodles of penises/your middle finger to editors. #protip