Company care lable tells men to give woman pants to wash

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  1. Stacie L profile image92
    Stacie Lposted 7 years ago

    Pants' washing instructions read 'Give it to your woman'
    7 hrs ago
    Emma Barnett shows the washing instructions in her boyfriends pants on Twitter.
    A pair of chinos has sparked a Twitter debate over what's funny and what's downright sexist. Emma Barnett, the digital media editor for the U.K.'s Daily Telegraph tweeted a pic of the washing label on a new pair of pants her boyfriend purchased. The label gives wearers basic cotton instructions, as well as the tip, "or give it to your woman, it's her job." The company that sold the pants, Madhouse Fashion, responded by tweeting that it had failed to proof the care instructions, which it says were "clearly meant to be a joke," and "will be more careful in the future." … hinos.aspx
    not funny...

    1. Disturbia profile image60
      Disturbiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol lol Oh I think it's wicked funny and will be even funnier after he is presented with a bill from the laundry service his woman sent the pants to, accompanied by a note that says "GIVE THIS TO YOUR MAN, IT'S HIS JOB TO PAY THE BILLS!"

      1. Lions Den Media profile image60
        Lions Den Mediaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That is funny and true.

        My ex-wife (key term [ex]) told me one day that it wasn't her job to wash my cloths. I stood there confused, nothing unusual -- listening to her  often led to a dazed and confused look on my behalf -- and I turned to her and said: "yeh, but that is why I pay for a maid"! So I told my ex she was fired because I didn't need to pay a middleman. So just be careful on what you may catch him on a bad day:).

        1. Disturbia profile image60
          Disturbiaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Well I do ALL the laundry at my house.  I hate the thought of anybody else touching my clothes and nobody does it as good as I do... LOL!

    2. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Works for me! lol

      [paradigmsearch immediately runs and hides under bed]

  2. TamCor profile image77
    TamCorposted 7 years ago

    I saw this the other day and thought it was hilarious, lol...

    And I do wash all the laundry in our house, because the last time my husband tried it, probably 20 years ago now, he used bleach to wash black jeans, and blamed the "cheap-*ss" bleach for causing the jeans to turn light gray! lol

    I told him that even expensive bleach would do that, hahaha!

    1. Stacie L profile image92
      Stacie Lposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      oh that's an old ploy to get out of doing the wash.simply hide the bleach and don't wash his clothes for a week .wink

    2. Lions Den Media profile image60
      Lions Den Mediaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ladies, I want to thank you for helping me figure out my laundry/woman issues, because I was thinking about this and realized I also fired my mother from doing my laundry when I was 12. Prior to the red garment in my white cloths issue, I also fired mom from ironing duty as well. And I fired my poor grandmother from touching any of my clothes because she washed and dried my favorite pair of virgin wool pants when I was 18. She shrank them to the size of a Ken Barbie doll.

      Apparently I cannot allow a woman near my laundry. So I'm adding this to a long list of DON"Ts for me. Unfortunately at the rate I'm going on my list I'll be forced to create a virtual woman like in the movie Weird Science.

      So I've got that go'in for me:)  Thanks guys!!

  3. CMHypno profile image94
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    I think the simple answer is to not have a man who would think it was your job smile

  4. Lisa HW profile image61
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I suppose the main problem with the tag is that people who actually think it's a wife's, girlfriend's, mother's, or any other woman's job to do his laundry would tend to be too stupid to figure out that the tag is a joke (and that the people who intended it to be a joke were too stupid to realize that it isn't all that funny a joke for a whole lot of women who deal with some of the stuff a lot of women must deal with).

    1. TLMinut profile image60
      TLMinutposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      In many cases, it IS the woman's job to do the laundry. If a couple has divided it that way and he's doing his part, it's not a problem. I'm kind of annoyed about the whole "Women should be required to do everything a man can do and more to prove they can." I never minded my husband bringing in the money while I made our home a loving, clean, welcoming place to live. It's a lot of work but it's not something to be disparaged!
      We shared a lot of chores but we usually did "our own". I just had to make sure he and the boys knew how to do things so they did practice them but it was "my job" and I am not embarrassed about having done it that way. Just as I took courses and sometimes took a job to keep my hand in.

      1. TamCor profile image77
        TamCorposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        This is exactly the way I feel about it...

        Earlier, where I was talking about my husband doing his own laundry...well, it was when we had to live in separate states for a little while, until he found a job, and I could move there with the kids...

        That's the ONLY time he's had to do his own laundry, and I have no problem at all doing it for him now. smile

  5. TLMinut profile image60
    TLMinutposted 7 years ago

    Well, I DO think it's funny! Just because it is but there would have been a whole different audience laughing and the other side arguing (or would they?) if it had said instead, "Give it to your woman, she won't screw it up like you will!)

    1. Lisa HW profile image61
      Lisa HWposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I take it you're not a woman who has spent a lot of time (and a lot of decades) feeling a little more treated like Cinderella than anyone ought to be..

      1. TLMinut profile image60
        TLMinutposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Nope. But then, I wouldn't have fit the part...

        Actually, I've never understood that too well. I've known several women who accepted being treated that way and am flabbergasted by it. I understand the not being able to afford to leave but you do it anyway. Especially in America where there's always someone to help. I just never accepted a relationship like that; if a guy started making me wonder, just wonder, I was gone.

  6. LucidDreams profile image62
    LucidDreamsposted 7 years ago

    I think that is hilarious! If it really offends people, maybe they just need to lighten up a little. Of course I am a guy, maybe I would feel differently if I was a woman. Who Knows?

    1. Lisa HW profile image61
      Lisa HWposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's the difference.   You're not a woman who has had a lot of people think is good enough to do the "servant work" but should never be added to the guest list for the ball.  I'm "light" enough with a lot of things in life, but not particularly this one.  The Cinderella bit, and the locked-in-the-room bit, wear thin after that first forty years of so.  roll


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