Apparently women are so devious in today’s society that they are attempting to control men by making them wear v-neck sweaters. That is what Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams is claiming now at least.
In another bout of craziness from the self-proclaimed “expert on persuasion and trained hypnotist,” Adams has created a post on his blog discussing sexism in America and how much v-neck sweaters are affecting that.
In the blog post titled “The Humiliation Of The American Male In 2016,” Adams discusses the supposed reasoning behind men supporting Donald Trump this election season. Adams writes:
“Perhaps the biggest unreported story of this presidential election is the humiliation of the American male. Unless I’m blinded by confirmation bias – which is entirely possible – it seems to me that the humiliation of American men is now institutionalized in the media. Check out this commercial for dishwasher detergent. And take careful note of the American man’s v-neck sweater. That’s the uniform of a man who is owned by a woman.”
The video he is referring to, seen below, is a very simple commercial about the effectiveness of particular dishwasher detergents versus others, a conversation between a husband and his wife.
In response to the ridiculous claim, Daily Dot’s Cale Weissman met Adams fear of v-neck sweaters with a hilarious response.
Weissman set up a GoFundMe account in hopes to raise enough money to buy Adams a steady supply of v-neck sweaters. In the GoFundMe account Weissman explains the call to action needed by men to “help” Adams by saying:
“He thinks v-neck sweaters are something that women buy as a way to exert control over men. In his estimate, v-neck sweaters are “the uniform of a man who is owned by a woman.” Females, throughout Adams’ entire life, have bought him v-neck sweaters. And he is angry about this. And this led him to be angry about other things too. Pretty much Scott Adams is angry, and v-necks may be the stem of this. The logic here is crystal clear, people.”
The v-neck sweater incident is not the first time Adam’s has made headlines; he has become very opinionated since the beginning of the election season. Though he believes women are the cause of today’s oppression of men, he stated:
“Many of you can’t talk about this topic without being accused of sexism, losing your jobs, and being cast out of your social groups. But I can talk about it because I endorse Hillary Clinton for president. I did that for my personal safety.”
But wait….then he says:
“Clinton has been a strong role model for women and deserves massive credit for that … STOP TELLING ME IN YOUR MIND THAT WOMEN HAVE IT WORSE IN THIS COUNTRY THAN MEN! … I’m sure women do have it worse than men in this country in lots of ways. But it isn’t a competition.”
OK so men are oppressed by v-neck sweaters, women may or may not have it worse in this country than men, and it is not a competition, at least that is what Adams thinks.
It is hard to tell what Adams believes, if he even knows. Well, at least he is providing a steady stream of entertainment this election season.