Oh dear

When Charlamagne protested “it’s just fruit”, Khalifa doubled down on his assertions. “You gotta break it in pieces bro … gotta break the banana in half. I’m just trying to help you out, bro. If you’re in public, just break it into pieces.”

Khalifa’s comments haven’t gone down well on the internet, with a lot of people pointing out that being afraid that eating a banana makes you look “gay” is the very essence of toxic masculinity.

Hmm.

James Wilkie, assistant professor of marketing at University of Notre Dame, who co-authored the study, explains that women aren’t as sensitive about making appropriate choices because they’re not penalized in the same way that men are. “If anything,” says Wilkie, “a woman might get compliments if she orders a more manly drink at the bar.” We live in a culture which rewards acting in stereotypically ‘male’ ways and punishes ‘female’ behaviour. Sad as it may be, this extends to the manner in which you eat a banana.

It is possible that the rugmunching Ms. Mahdawi is unaware of the interest shown in the manner that heterosexual women eat a banana…..

25 comments on “Oh dear

  1. Oh, you had to do it. It’s like saying ‘Candyman’ three times in a mirror!

    *prepares scroll button for the arrival of NiV’

  2. “just how fragile their masculinity is”

    i think Arwa has a point. People make up insane little rules and rituals on flimsy grounds and try and get people to follow them. It ain’t the rules themselves nor their rationale, its whether/ how many people follow them that provides the validation of the persons worth. It just doesn’t really help for Arwa to only focus on the odd ones invented by male pop stars or street gangsters.

  3. Quote: It is possible that the rugmunching Ms. Mahdawi is unaware of the interest shown in the manner that heterosexual women eat a banana…..

    That’s the point Ms Mahdawi is making!

    A man eating a banana is “gay”.
    A woman eating a banana is sexually suggestive.

    Sometimes a banana is just a banana.

  4. ‘the very essence of toxic masculinity’

    HB is correct. ‘Toxic masculinity’ is undefined, though we finally have its ‘essence.’

    Orthodoxy requires its destruction. Leftard fascists label anything they want to as TM, and it becomes acceptable to demand it be stopped.

    Note also that they have killed humor. Richard Hammond is a funny guy. The quirks of eating a banana is funny schtick, too.

  5. Dear Mr Worstall

    “Sad as it may be, this extends to the manner in which you eat a banana.”

    Seriously, does anyone really care?

    This isn’t even a first world problem.

    DP

  6. “Oh, you had to do it. It’s like saying ‘Candyman’ three times in a mirror! *prepares scroll button for the arrival of NiV’”

    No idea why. I’ve got no objection to the post.

  7. The way to eat a banana is to make a round of toast, butter it, squash a banana on it, sprinkle with sugar, and then pop it under the grill. Yum. Yer warm banana is just banana-ier.

  8. “Khalifa’s comments haven’t gone down well on the internet”

    Don’t go down on the internet bro, i’m just trying to help you out bro.

  9. When Charlamagne protested “it’s just fruit”, Khalifa doubled down on his assertions. “You gotta break it in pieces bro … gotta break the banana in half. I’m just trying to help you out, bro. If you’re in public, just break it into pieces.”

    NB Sub-saharan IQs don’t rise much, if at all, when sub-saharans are bred in western societies.

  10. Charlemagne was not a banana-basher lads. And he had the only known swimming pool in Dark Age Europe. Except possibly for the odd Pope.

    And if any sneak-in had tried to sodomise any little boys around old Carolus Magnus’s pool the interloper would have been grateful for a suspended sentence –ie a hanging–rather than the SOP for transgressors in those olden times.

  11. Slightly on topic, this on Twitter made me laugh:

    Thomas Sowell (@ThomasSowell)
    21/07/2018, 18:03
    “Historians of the future will have a hard time figuring out how so many organized groups of strident jackasses succeeded in leading us around by the nose and morally intimidating the majority into silence.”

  12. Off topic but banana related. Or, they do things differently in Dundee. From the Evening Telegraph, 20/7/18

    Man battered his mum with banana at Dundee home

    It’s actually a fairly sordid domestic abuse story, but the sub-editor wanted some fun, I think.

  13. Ok, so, like, Whiz Khalifa is not exactly a mainstream dude. What he and his buddies get up to has little to nothing to do with mainstream masculinity.

    Oh, and very likely he was (mostly) joking to be funny. Men might give each other a little shit over this – but we do that for just about everything. Its not something to be taken seriously.

    The Guardian would know this if they ever spent any time around men.

  14. Well, then, I’ll go off topic, too.

    How ’bout them ‘Mericans at the Open? Kevin Kisner is from my home town; I’ve driven by his house.

    The final round tomorrow should be fantastic. I don’t see Spieth or Kisner collapsing. Perhaps McIlroy can shoot an epic score. Tiger is playing well; a comeback win would be legend.

    Could be one of the best Opens this century.

  15. In US academia the title ‘assistant professor’ is similar to ‘assistant vice-president’ in business – i.e. one step up from tea-boy.

  16. Agammamon-
    “What he and his buddies get up to has little to nothing to do with mainstream masculinity”

    The right answer. What’s more MR WK was careful to provide the qualifier:

    “if you a ni>>a. Ni++as got to break the bananna in 1/2”

    which Arwa glosses over somewhat

  17. I am struggling to conceive of a world in which I would give a fuck about how some sub-literate regarded the manner in which I ate a banana. It ain’t happenin’, “bro”.

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