Cad: (n) a man who behaves dishonorably, especially toward a woman.
- “Women are too emotional to be placed in positions of authority.”
- “Happy wife, happy life.”
- “I don’t know why women want equality–they’re already better than us.”
All these statements are chauvinistic.
Unfortunately, we don’t have a word like “cad” in our present vernacular to describe such cavalier attitudes. For the truth is, women are not too emotional and they have just as much responsibility to make a happy husband–because they are not better than us, just equal.
Let me give you another three prototypes:
- “I always buy my wife presents because she deserves consideration.”
- “Women are greedy gold-diggers.”
- “All women need from men is respect.”
Once again, all chauvinistic–the dialogue of a cad. Because after all, it’s not exactly what you’re saying that makes you a bigot, but rather, what you’re implying.
And if you think women deserve the best just because they’re female, it’s similar thinking to the guy who considers women to be gold-diggers because they want the best. And that means that women need monetary evidence before they consider themselves respected.
Although the approaches get slicker and the dialogue has a more tender nature to it, cads still roam the earth, eyeing the ladies in the herd, trying to figure out how to woo them … just enough to screw them.