Proud feminist and multimillionaire actress Olivia Wilde appears to be under the belief that being a pregnant woman entitles to her special perks and privileges.
It surely at least seems this way, given what she tweeted Wednesday night when other passengers on a New York City subway failed to read her mind and discern that she wanted them to offer her a seat.
“NBD (No Big Deal), able-bodied ???? riders who won’t give your seat to a GIANT preggo,” she complained. “I’ll just stand riiiiight next to your head and pray I go into labor.”
— olivia wilde (@oliviawilde) September 14, 2016
Granted that any gentleman in that subway car should have offered Wilde — or any standing woman — a seat, a couple of questions immediately come to mind …
How were the other passengers supposed to know that she was pregnant or that she desired a seat? Of all they knew, she could have just been a woman with a huge beer belly.
Is that something you want to guess at? Ever asked a woman when she was due, only to find out she wasn’t pregnant? That’s not something you do twice.
Second, why didn’t she just ask one of the passengers for his seat? Common courtesy should run both ways, so if she wants something, she should politely ask for it.
Last but not least, as a feminist, Wilde allegedly believes in equality, correct? Moreover, feminists such as herself have within the past few years made a huge deal out of men trying to safeguard and protect women.
So which is it then? Are men supposed to safeguard women or treat them as no different from themselves? I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that most men carrying a few extra pounds — whatever the reason — don’t want “able-bodied subway riders” standing up to offer them seats.
Until feminists answer this question, it behooves men to simply do nothing in scenarios such as the one outlined here, lest they be yelled at for being sexist pigs.
Though judging by Olivia’s reaction, it seems men will be called out as pigs, jerks and whatever else, regardless of what they do. There are some battles they probably just can’t ever win.
This is the world the feminists asked for, isn’t it?
(via: Conservative Tribune)