After big Election-nightÂ wins for gay marriage held in the states of Maine, Maryland and Washington State, the men ofÂ College HumorÂ put out a warning to the rest of the nation:Â â€śGay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriendsâ€ť, reports the Huffington Post.
There was a statement: “Fine, keep marriage between a man and a woman. And in response, we will marry your girlfriends.” If you don’t support gay marriage, these gay men will gladly marry your girlfriend instead of marrying each other.
The popular College Humor video “Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends” recently made the rounds with a cocky group of gays threatening to steal the girlfriends of straight guys unless they support marriage equality.
Yahoo’s ShineOn posted, Scotch Tape ProductionsÂ have created their own response video full of equally funny stereotypes, which suggest straight guys don’t mind if straight girls are taken away.
Scotch Tape’s ironic response is a little more crass, playing into chauvinism stereotypes as College Humor did with homosexual stereotypes.
They touted their ripped bodies, sense of style, ability to cook, and love of Broadway musicals as their trump cards. In the video straight men essentially say “Fine, take them.”
On this marriage threat, they say: â€śOh my God! Please! Do that. That would be fucking awesome. Yes, free at last. Now I can watch the game in peace while you two are off jazzercising.â€ť
The man in the video goes with: â€śAll the stuff we never wanted to do with our girlfriends, you’ve got that covered? Who do we make these thank you notes out to? There’s no way in hell we’re going to take them to a Broadway show – and for damned good reason. ”
” If we did, our girlfriends would immediately start picking out wedding dresses, farting in front of us and naming our unborn children. Go ahead,’ they taunt, ‘marry our girlfriends because we’re not going to!â€ť
And finally, the straight guys don’t think the gays would satisfy the girlfriends in bed. But do these men actually have girlfriends? As well as seeming to miss the campaigning point of the original, the response relies on lazy gender stereotypes, instead of mocking them.
Actually the latest “pick on straight men” strategy seems to be a pretty new. The main aim of which is to use humour so as to gain some support for same-sex marriage laws in the U.S.
Another example of this can be found through the tongue-and-cheek campaign ofÂ Heterosexual Awareness MonthÂ in July, which included several events like Straight Pride Day and International
Also, Â Seth Cohn, a Â liberty-minded Republican in New HampshireÂ supported and sponsored an amendmentÂ to the traditional marriage bill banning left-handed people from marrying, throwing a monkey wrench into the debate.
“I’m using humor to make a point,” CohnÂ saysÂ to a traditional marriage supporter. “And when I get up there, believe me, there will be a point made. I’m trying to sway people’s opinions and using humour is one way to do it.”