16-year old Jack texted his cousin Ben, who's 25, to say g’day. It shouldn't have taken this long...

  • Hey cuz, how you doin?
    Jack
  • Hey, what's happening?
    Ben
  • You DON'T wanna know.
    Jack
  • What's goin on?
    Ben
  • Massive fight with mum. Psychooo!
    Jack
  • Ten rounds with Auntie Sue ...and you're still standing?
    Ben
  • Yeah, she went off cos I called Maddie a Ho. Mum's gotta get a sense of humour. Everybody says it.
    Jack
  • You called your gf what?! 
    Ben
  • A Ho. But it's. Just. A. Joke.
    Jack
  • Calling your gf a whore is a joke? Because that's what 'everyone' calls girls? Seriously?
    Ben
  • Um, you're sounding like Mum...
    Jack
  • Hey I got a few years on you (and known a lot more girls). If I said that word around my mates... well, I wouldn't have any mates - or a gf.
    Ben
  • You gotta ease up. It's just a word!
    Jack
  • You only think it's funny cos it's offensive. It's like a 5-year old yelling out a new swear word he's learnt. Apart from that, words matter. Every time you call someone something, people think it's a little bit more true - golden rule of advertising!
    Ben
  • Seriously, even my gf doesn't care about this $hit as much as you.
    Jack
  • Bet she does. And if she doesn't, she should. You need to quit being a douche, or she'll end up with a name for you too: ‘That loser I used to go out ...the one who called me Ho'.
    Ben
  • Alright already, I'll stop saying Ho!
    Jack
  • Whatya call guys?
    Ben
  • What???
    Jack
  • Think of all the names you use for girls, then for guys. Ever call girls airheads?
    Ben
  • Sure.
    Jack
  • High-maintenance?
    Ben
  • Yeah, my gf IS high maintenance!
    Jack
  • Bitch?
    Ben
  • Maybe. Couple times. Yeah.
    Jack
  • Over-emotional, frigid, hormonal, hysterical... ever call guys any of this stuff? Got names for guys based on bull$hit myths about their gender?
    Ben
  • Um ...Dickhead?
    Jack
  • Dude, guys HAVE got dicks - That's not a myth about gender.
    Ben
  • Guess not.
    Jack
  • Welcome to Sexism and Inequality 101, cuz. Women get disrespected in ways men don't: Fewer opportunities, less pay, more likely to be assaulted or killed by a partner or ex. It all comes back to a lack of respect for women and when I hear my cousin's calling his gf a ho...
    Ben
  • Hey, I'm kinda regretting texting you.
    Jack
  • Sorry, mate, but it's a thing of mine. When you realise how full on a problem this is, especially as a man, you kind of need to speak up.
    Ben
  • Ummm... have you just met some feminist you're hot for?
    Jack
  • Nope, but when I was about ten I knew this single mum trying get out of an abusive relationship, find a decent job and bring up a kid on her own. She had to work real hard. ...Maybe you know her? 
    Ben
  • My mum?
    Jack
  • Yep. And if I heard someone calling her a Ho they'd get more than some friendly text message advice.
    Ben
  • All right I'm a dickhead.
    Jack
  • Everybody does and says stupid $hit sometimes. I'm just saying, don't be that 5-year old yelling out his latest swear word.
    Ben
  • Oooo.K. I'm pretty sure I'm about to run out of phone credit.
    Jack
  • Aww, why don't you go ask your mum for some money?
    Ben
  • Dickhead.
    Jack

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