Woman’s Absurdly Detailed Grocery List For Husband Sparks Debate About “Weaponized Incompetence”

Posted by in Social Issues On 5th September 2021
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When men fail to do simple things like follow grocery lists or go shopping without one, it’s called ‘weaponised incompetence’. This is the act of spreading information that they’re bad at a job so they never have to do it again.

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Weaponised incompetence is when people, or men in this context, do a job badly so they set a lower standard for their contributions towards their home or marriage. This is so their wives take over the burden of contribution without asking their husbands.

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The video shows a woman not only writing down the things her husband would need, but also adding stickers of the items he would need, along with locations of where they might be in the grocery store.

One user @notwildin stitched the video, saying that this was a practice that was entirely too common and was actually something that could also be applied to different social issues such as racism.

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One user @notwildin stitched the video, saying that this was a practice that was entirely too common and was actually something that could also be applied to different social issues such as racism.

Commenters wondered whether her husband truly was that incompetent or if Melinda was simply Type-A.

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One user @notwildin stitched the video, saying that this was a practice that was entirely too common and was actually something that could also be applied to different social issues such as racism.

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One user @notwildin stitched the video, saying that this was a practice that was entirely too common and was actually something that could also be applied to different social issues such as racism.

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One user @notwildin stitched the video, saying that this was a practice that was entirely too common and was actually something that could also be applied to different social issues such as racism. 

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While ‘weaponised incompetence’ may sound like a big and fancy term, it is not entirely new to our social structures with entire TV sitcoms following the same premise.

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