Last night, the Significant Other took me to a new Thai restaurant in the city.
The decor was beautiful but upon entering, I noticed the tables were very close to each other.
We were lucky, however, because we were seated next to the window.
A few minutes later, another couple came in and they were directed to the table next to us.
Before sitting down, the woman excused herself to go to the restroom.
When she came back, she had to contortion her body to get in her seat.
As a result, the following conversation with the Significant Other took place:
Me: Did you just check out that woman’s ass?
Significant Other: Who me?
Me: No, the waiter. Yes, you!
Significant Other: Absolutely not!
Me: I saw you do it.
Significant Other: Well, her ass was almost in my face.
Me: Really? That’s what you’re going with?
Significant Other: You yourself said these tables were too close. I was merely ensuring I didn’t make accidental contact.
Me: How considerate of you. I guess you thought it was okay for your eyes to make contact?
Significant Other: This from a woman who’s constantly telling me the guy who lives two doors down has a fine ass.
Me: That’s different.
Significant Other: How so?
Me: Because he does have a fine ass. You, however, have just checked out a woman who has a smaller ass than mine.
Significant Other: I did not check out her ass! I’m perfectly happy with your ass. I was just…
Me: Oh, just stuff some noodles in your mouth and lets call it a day.
This conversation, while humorous, serves to illustrate how double standard we women can be.
Yes, ladies, you read correctly.
Many of us figure it’s okay for us to check out a man’s ass, but consider it completely disrespectful for a man to do the same.
For years men have used the defense of, “We can’t help ourselves. We’re visual creatures.”
However, isn’t this also true of us females?
Aren’t we just as appreciative of a man with well toned arms and broad shoulders?
Do we not drool at the sight of six-pack abs and a tight bum?
Yes, yes we do.
Nevertheless, we’re still, on occasion, just a bit insulted when men oggle our cleavage or stare at our behind.
I wonder if society has conditioned us to believe that it’s expected for men to behave this way, but not so for women.
Or perhaps we’ve convinced ourselves that the only acceptable way to be visually appreciative of the opposite gender, is by sneaking a peek when they aren’t looking.
Whatever the reason, I say it’s time we “woman” up and drop the double standard attitude.
It’s time we break free from the belief that the only time we can objectify men is when we’re attending a bachelorette party.
It’s a new day, sisters, and if men can look, so can we.
If they feel it’s their God-given right to oggle, then it’s damn well ours as well.
Men aren’t the only visual creatures; we’re just as visual as they are.
So by all means, oggle your neighbor’s well toned buttocks.
Just remember, no bitching allowed when your man checks out a woman’s ass in a restaurant.
Even if that ass is smaller than your own.