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San Francisco Paper Inexplicably Publishes Sexist Crap

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SF Gate, which is ostensibly a news site for news, is now publishing Good Housekeeping articles because, uh, they're both owned by Hearst and SF Gate needs content? Fine, but it's a fucking bummer to go to a news site for news and be told that you should get all dolled up at home so your lubby hubby doesn't catch a case of wanderingdickitis.

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Here's a charming sample from their listicle "10 Ways to Live Like Honeymooners"

Whether staying in or going out, a newly married woman is still giving it all she's got. Try leaving the sweats and running shoes for the gym and put a little more effort into your appearance. The payoff will be huge as you will feel sexier and more confident, and he will appreciate the pretty woman he calls his wife.

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Some more sage wisdom?

When you first got hitched, showering your husband with appreciation and love was probably a given. But after a while, the novelty of him mowing the lawn wore off and his actions sometimes went unnoticed. Well, it's time to get back to basics and start incorporating "please" and "thank you" into your daily dialogue. Showing your support and approval is key for a healthy marriage. It's important that you go out of your way to remind him that you appreciate all that he does — even if it’s something simple like walking the dog so you don't have to.

Oh, dear.

Hey, here's an idea, maybe we don't need websites just for lady news after all? Perhaps those investors should've just given the 6.5 million to San Francisco Bay Area's most visited, local website and called it a day? Progress!

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[SF Chronicle]

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So the first one is totally ridiculous, but I 100% stand behind the second example (for both genders, of course) and I think it's great advice (of course the context of this being for ladies only makes it sort of weird). Every night, Monsieur cooks and I clean up... and we thank each other for doing that*. These things are expected. They are our jobs. But thanking each other for it is not only good manners, it's a nice little affirmation of "I like what we've got going, buddy! Thanks for doing your part to make our life not suck."

*And other things: taking out trash, cleaning up after the cat, waking up early with Le Petit Comte