To think porridge is a man breakfast.

(75 Posts)
moogy1a Sat 07-Sep-13 09:59:59

DH insists all breakfast cereals are girly food.
I suggested porridge as an alternative cos I consider that a manly food ( I don't know why, maybe it conjures up images of hardy Scotsmen).
Anyway, he disagrees and thinks it's as girly as fruit and fibre or special K.
Opinions? or am I being odd to think of breakfast in these terms? It's only cereals that I divide along gender lines btw before I get accused of agreeing with the Muller yoghurt ridiculousness and I always have porridge!

MsVestibule Sat 07-Sep-13 10:01:15

Your husband is very odd. You, slightly less so.

Sirzy Sat 07-Sep-13 10:02:06

Your both odd to assign genders to breakfast cereal!

Pagwatch Sat 07-Sep-13 10:03:00

You are both assigning genders to breakfast cereal.
You are both odd.

Tee2072 Sat 07-Sep-13 10:03:53

Breakfast cereal has gender? confused

SPBisResisting Sat 07-Sep-13 10:04:20

YABO sorry

wonderingsoul Sat 07-Sep-13 10:04:31

my guess is that he wants you to do a full english every morning wink

stubbornstains Sat 07-Sep-13 10:06:12

What does he consider a manly breakfast? If it's meat, tell him he's not a real man unless he's gone out pre-dawn and killed it with a bow and arrow grin.

Porridge is a small boy breakfast in this house. I would be careful of letting your DH have any in case it causes him to spend a solid half hour jumping up and down on your bed while you're MNetting on your laptop.

AnneUulmelmahay Sat 07-Sep-13 10:06:40

Crikey moses at dividing cereal along gender lines

By this token I guess a fry up is for the Menz

EverybodysStressyEyed Sat 07-Sep-13 10:07:11

You're both weird - in my office the 'girls' eat porridge, a few of the 'men' eat fruit and fibre or Special K and the balance have some sort of cooked

whois Sat 07-Sep-13 10:07:47

My porridge is pink so he probably wouldn't like that... 59g porridge oats, 280ml water, handful frozen raspberries. Microwave for 3 mins. Stir and stand for 2. You get a lovely raspberry pink bowl full of yummyness.

Squitten Sat 07-Sep-13 10:09:26

Considering any cereal to be gender-biased is very stupid.

I assume he considers bacon and eggs, made by you, to be the only suitably manly food...?

moogy1a Sat 07-Sep-13 10:10:23

I'm guessing that girly breakfasts are any which imply healthy diet / weightloss .
there again porridge is very healthy.
I'll ask him if steak and eggs would be more manly.

Oh well, if it's only cereals you divide into gender lines, you're clearly not bonkers at all! grin

stubbornstains grin

Lazyjaney Sat 07-Sep-13 10:11:44

Porridge is neuter, Omelettes are feminine, English breakfasts are greasy.

juneybean Sat 07-Sep-13 10:12:32

Oh god, don't give Kelloggs any ideas we will end up with pink and blue boxes.

moogy1a Sat 07-Sep-13 10:12:33

Actually, it's not just cereal that I think have genders.
I must admit that a steak and kidney pudding would scream man to me.
Maybe I should be French where they have official genders for everything.
I'm going to look up French words for various foods and see if there's a gender difference!

EduCated Sat 07-Sep-13 10:13:27

Where do we stand on crumpets? Me and DP both had them this morning. I need to know which of us was wrong.

moogy1a Sat 07-Sep-13 10:14:53

porridge is feminine, and steak is masculine in French.
This isn't helping me is it?! grin

moogy1a Sat 07-Sep-13 10:16:08

Crumpets are man food. Definintely.
Would you agree that cupcakes are a girl food?

"Porridge" is masculine in French (foreign word in French usually are)

moogy1a Sat 07-Sep-13 10:20:33

ooh, thanks Willie. It's also masculine in German.

StuntGirl Sat 07-Sep-13 10:21:03

You're both odd.

Shit! I just had a bowl of porridge. Will I grow a penis now?

Silverfoxballs Sat 07-Sep-13 10:23:18

He needs to get a job at Muller after their ridiculous boy/girl yogurt marketing stupidity I'm never buying them again.

I think a lot of cereals are crap though non gender specific crap.

littlewhitebag Sat 07-Sep-13 10:26:30

I eat porridge most days. My DH prefers muesli or bran flakes and sometimes Special K.

I quite enjoy a fry up from time to time. DH hates fry ups and likes a continental breakfast.

Do we need to swap roles? Do we need gender reassignment surgery?

stubbornstains Sat 07-Sep-13 10:26:58

I would recommend not standing on crumpets. You'll have a devil of a job getting the butter stains out of the carpet.

WilsonFrickett Sat 07-Sep-13 10:29:32

My DH has porridge ever day. Last time I checked, he still had a penis.

Lazyjaney Sat 07-Sep-13 10:31:05

Do we need to swap roles? Do we need gender reassignment surgery

No, you'll probably be ok if you swap breakfasts. But go easy on the walnuts....

I don't know why, maybe it conjures up images of hardy Scotsmen


EduCated Sat 07-Sep-13 10:32:32

Is that how you got your NN, stubborn? wink

And arsetits. Seems I'll have to give up those, as well as the porridge. I'll just have to go forage some blackberries on the way to work.

littlewhitebag Sat 07-Sep-13 10:34:09

My DH is a hardy Scotsman. Porridge gives him the boak.

Fakebook Sat 07-Sep-13 10:34:51

Give him a yorkie or a snickers.

stubbornstains Sat 07-Sep-13 10:36:34

It started with photographic chemicals, but to be honest, I am supremely gifted at pretty much any kind of stain known to humanity. Except for crumpet stains, because, as any fule kno, they go in your mouth grin

Thepowerof3 Sat 07-Sep-13 10:36:41

I divide cereal into kids and non kids

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sat 07-Sep-13 10:44:32

It's just cereal, just eat it.

HormonalHousewife Sat 07-Sep-13 10:46:24


EduCated Sat 07-Sep-13 10:50:38

Crumpet stains sounds rooooooooood.

FreudiansSlipper Sat 07-Sep-13 11:49:41

yes it is a daft way to think

saying that advertising is the reason a strong man on the packet of porridge is the most recognisable brand, ready brek was always a glowing boy, special k always a woman enjoying a bowl sadly these adverts influence us and we do not even recognise that

sarahtigh Sat 07-Sep-13 11:50:01

is he saying cereal is girly because he actually just does not like cereals?

SuperiorCat Sat 07-Sep-13 11:55:04

I'm going to eat lots of porridge, I'd love to grow my own penis

kim147 Sat 07-Sep-13 12:01:34

Things would have been a lot easier if I ate lots of muesli and Special K.

But I do grin

moogy1a Sat 07-Sep-13 12:02:32

I think he's saying cereals are girly because they conjure up images of women prancing around villas eating their special k so they can look lovely in their bikinis.
That's what I think tbh. as Freudian says, it's obviously the power of advertising.
Quiche is also a bit girly apparently.
Obviously all meats are manly ( except a grilled skinless chicken breast.)
the manliest of meats are oxtail.

EastwickWitch Sat 07-Sep-13 12:07:00

I suggest black pudding as a 'manly' breakfast.
Refuse to let him ever eat a croissant again coz it's girl food.

moogy1a Sat 07-Sep-13 12:08:03

eastwick you are quite right. Black pudding with tabasco sauce is a manly breakfast.

EastwickWitch Sat 07-Sep-13 12:12:24

moogy with mushrooms that he's foraged for himself?
It'll be an early start for him in the mornings.

kim147 Sat 07-Sep-13 12:19:18

Do you eat "children's" cereals though grin

Trying to find the inner child - I do like Cheerios but had to draw the line at chocolate covered crap like coco pops.

stubbornstains Sat 07-Sep-13 13:20:14

superiorcat do you want to keep the vagina as well?

How odd...both of you!

slightlysoupstained Sat 07-Sep-13 13:28:00

Meat is manly, is it? I think you need to get a couple of biscuit cutters - flower & heart shape should do it.

Then tomorrow morning, make a couple of bacon butties & cut them into pretty shapes for a lovely genderfuck Sunday brunch.

CruCru Sat 07-Sep-13 13:48:50

Porridge is okay for diabetics <helpful>.

SmiteYouWithThunderbolts Sat 07-Sep-13 13:54:53

I eat porridge every morning but I girlify it with strawberries and blueberries.

Elsiequadrille Sat 07-Sep-13 14:02:15

What does he eat for breakfast?

MummyPig24 Sat 07-Sep-13 14:12:10

Porridge, cereal, it's all for everyone!

mawbroon Sat 07-Sep-13 14:17:14
LittleMissGerardButlerfan Sat 07-Sep-13 14:18:29

Who knew cereal had a gender shock

Me and OH both eat porridge I love chocolate ready brek grin

mawbroon Sat 07-Sep-13 14:20:09

Actually, wasn't there a thread the other day about Muller and their Boys' yogurts and Girls' yogurts??

SybilRamkin Sat 07-Sep-13 14:37:31

That's just what I was thinking mawbroon - the braw laddie on the Scott's box doesn't look remotely girly!

WafflyVersatile Sat 07-Sep-13 14:39:49

Let him eat quiche!

LegoDragon Sat 07-Sep-13 14:45:50


WaitMonkey Sat 07-Sep-13 14:54:43

Girl breakfast ?
Man breakfast ?

kim147 Sat 07-Sep-13 18:00:00

This is what he needs.

Tesco chunky muesli for men.

TiggyD Sat 07-Sep-13 18:14:02

Manfood = An animal died.

Ooh, porridge! Let's go skipping in this field of grass type stuff and pick grains! Then let's go molest that cow over there for some liquid. Then we can cook it in pots and spurtle in it! Woman food.

WafflyVersatile Sat 07-Sep-13 18:40:04

I'll spurtle in you, TiggyD.

TheBigJessie Sat 07-Sep-13 18:50:09

Ah, but in French, meat (la viande) is feminine, and French milk (le lait) is masculine!

However, oats (l'avoine) are female, so presumably eating porridge is actually a heterocentic celebration of the physical act of luuurve?

TheBigJessie Sat 07-Sep-13 18:52:42

I may have regressed to sixth form, by the look of it: I'm using long words I can't spell!

Emmabombemma Sun 08-Sep-13 06:13:13

Op why do you care? Sorry but this is weird! wink

Smoorikins Sun 08-Sep-13 06:51:07

Two words.

Shredded wheat.

IIRC only real men can eat two... (cant remember the exact wording).

Smoorikins Sun 08-Sep-13 06:54:05

I'm wrong! It was to do with not being to eat three

And the adverts featured people like Brian Clough and Ian Botham.

LegoCaltrops Sun 08-Sep-13 07:06:29

I would recommend not standing on crumpets. You'll have a devil of a job getting the butter stains out of the carpet.

DH just looked at me disdainfully & rolled over when I snorted with mirth at this.

Agree with above posters. Tell your DH, if porridge is too girly, you expect to see him hunting his own breakfast from now on. Or at the very least, farming it.

samandi Sun 08-Sep-13 07:10:24

Erm, yes YABU. Of all the bizarre things to be genderised, porridge has to be up there amongst them.

samandi Sun 08-Sep-13 07:12:11

But then your DP sounds idiotic too. If he doesn't want to eat a certain food because of its gender connotations it sounds a bit like he's been brainwashed by an ad or ads he's seen on tv.

Crowler Sun 08-Sep-13 07:13:25

YABU. Your husband sounds dreadful.

OrmirianResurgam Sun 08-Sep-13 07:18:26

Tell him oats make his penis grow bigger. Almost imperceptibly but after a lifetime of it he'll have to wear a kilt because no trousers will fit!

StanleyLambchop Sun 08-Sep-13 09:07:31

Steak is neuter is German- Does that help?

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