“My little nephew came to me and he said, ‘Uncle, what’s the difference between a hypothetical question and a realistic question?'”
“I said, ‘I don’t know,’ but I said, ‘I’ll tell you what you do. Go upstairs and ask your mother if she’d make love to the mailman for $50,000.”
The mother said she’d sleep “with anyone” for $50,000 — and then continuing to include Mac’s daughter hypothetically answering the question in the same way.
“Hypothetically speaking, we should have $100,000. But realistically speaking we live with two hos,”
The joke is misogynistic because not only is it calling women hos, it is shaming women for doing something deemed unladylike in a hypothetical situation. Mac quickly transitions from hypothetical to reality even though in reality neither, the mother or the daughter had sex with anyone, much less under the guise of earning $50,000. They are both labeled hos in reality for simply saying they would have sex for money hypothetically. Actually executing the sex act is unnecessary, women are punished for the mere thought of behavior outside the expectation that men set. Of course, in this hypothetical situation the mailman is free from ridicule or shame. In addition, do not overlook Mac effortless willingness to become his wife and daughter’s pimp. In this hypothetical situation, the wife and the daughter earn the $50,000 but Mac is quick to take that money, “we should have $100,000.” We? We? In other words, the money is now his and the nephew’s, —–the two males.