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Every now and again someone says something so utterly ridiculous that I have to do a little research to see if they were actually THAT stupid, or someone made it up. This one is real.

“Women should be all dressed in white, like all other domestic appliances.”


— Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone, on Danica Patrick’s fourth-place finish at the Indy 500, the best showing ever by a woman in the race.

12 thoughts on “He said WHAT?!?

  1. It’s easy to say, “That’s ignorant.” But it’s also pretty creative for the kind of attitude you might otherwise see at a white trash, er white power, rally. πŸ˜‰

  2. Bernie sounds like he is a couple of pistons short of a good firing or he needs a new circuit or NOT all the Kook-ies are in the Kookie Jar. Sounds like he’s blowing oil out of his exhaust . Ya get what I’m layin’ down?

  3. that quote is from June 2005… after she placed fourth at the Indy 500. I wonder what he thinks this year when she had to be held back from beating up another driver πŸ™‚

  4. that quote is from June 2005… after she placed fourth at the Indy 500. I wonder what he thinks this year when she had to be held back from beating up another driver πŸ™‚

  5. I’m not defending the statement, but it’s part of a joke: Why do women wear white when they get married? So they match the appliances. Again, not defending it, I’ve just heard the complete joke and I glare every time someone I know tells it.

  6. Actually, the joke is

    Question: Why does a bride wear white?
    Answer: So the dishwasher matches the stove and refrigerator.

  7. I’ve learned to laugh at stuff like that. Being blonde for 52 years, I’ve heard all the dumb blonde and female-ish jokes ever told. Having a healthy sense of humor is essential. But what does bother me about women wearing white… any woman who has ever raised kids knows that you cannot own a white garment until the children are at least 12 years of age. I recently took care of my 4 grandkids for a month. The 2 white t-shirts I brought along now look like badly designed tie-dyes. Clearly, Bernie is childless.

  8. I don’t get what everyone is so horrified about. I hear statements like these every day. πŸ˜‰ But seriously, some of the women jokes ARE funny, and maybe women just need to lighten up a bit. I haven’t been blonde for 52 years (only 21), but I happen to have a fun-loving husband who knows why God made women’s feet shorter than men’s (so they can stand closer to the sink). But it’s nice to know that there are people who recognize that jokes have a proper place (at home on the La-Z-Boy in front of the TV)…and maybe in front of a national audience isn’t the best place.

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