That “lock + key” is probably the WORST metaphor I’ve heard because it’s so sadly accurate to how a segment of males actually unironically believe.
“Oh, I’ll put this here.
Because a lot of fathers be like “that’s my boy” and the whole “stud” thing and the fact that a key that opens any lock is very valuable but a lock that opens to any key is worthless.”
It’s not accurate to reality though. But it’s a common shitty belief.
That metaphor sums up Islamic fundamentalist view of virginity, Christian fundamentalist view of virginity and edgyincel view of virginity.
It’s old fashioned thinking to me that’s all. A few old grandpas and in-town losers talked that way where I grew up, but I hardly heard any of that kind of thing most of my life.
So for me, it’s just weird that it has any social sticking power at all.
like for example, I told the same kinds of jokes in middle school. 10/11/12 yrs old. Then I stopped.
Jocks and “players” talked like that, as did the high schoolers who crashed middle school girl’s sleepovers for dates, but they were abnormal to me.
Occasionally I’d hear a cop talking like that, or a random joke at a bar, but anybody who did it nonstop was ostracized as a weirdo who really needed a life.
But, it’s gained a strange social force when I wasn’t looking. So, I’m still learning. What’s old and dead to me is new and exciting to someone else.
Well, I think the newer irony helps diffuse the “millellial political” attitude a lot. For example: “Gamers Rise Up” is a great meme. Sure, there’s people in it that take it unironically (anti black, anti jew, anti thot, anti women, anti left, anti liberal, anti whatever) but most of the GangWeed / WeedGang are just as likely to throw a swipe at Trump as they are to Ben Shapiro or gamer girls or feminists or whoever.
Lately, it’s been the great antifurry war on TikTok which is all ironic.
Good example of this level of irony: