Real men don’t eat “wraps” (except for burritos)
— Rick Warren (@RickWarren) December 28, 2012
You would think a man who’s in the spotlight as much as he is would know better than to make sweeping generalizations that have no basis in reality — even if it is just for the sake of a joke.
I probably wouldn’t take it as seriously if Warren didn’t already have a history of saying things that put down men who aren’t like him. What does his joke imply, anyway? That only effeminate men eat wraps? That eating healthy isn’t something men should worry about? (Ironic, given that Warren has been in the headlines for leading a weight loss campaign at his church, and eating wraps might do them all some good.)
For what it’s worth, I’m a man. I’m a vegetarian. I eat wraps. Rick Warren is wrong. (Again.) And sexist to boot.
At least people are starting to respond:
@rickwarren real men don’t make judgements about others masculinity.
— Jim Shilander (@jimmyshi03) December 28, 2012
claim “joke” all you want @rickwarren but the mentality behind “real men don’t ____” leads to harmful actions that harm people i care about
— her name was lola (@lolathebrat) December 28, 2012
America’s Pastor, ladies and gentlemen. Real men, my ass. RT @rickwarren Real men don’t eat “wraps” (except for burritos)
— Dianna Anderson (@diannaeanderson) December 28, 2012
@rickwarren just like eating a bad wrap.Bitter and makes me angry.
— Jim Mattix (@jimmattix) December 28, 2012
Real men don’t try to define masculinity and enforce stereotypes. RT @rickwarren: Real men don’t eat “wraps” (except for burritos)
— Sarah Meadows (@sarahiswriting) December 28, 2012