So, I just saw the following commercial:
Father and son are playing with food, literally. Father is pushing a bowl of salsa across the table, son pushes it back to him, because it’s apparently hilarious (?) and men do such things because they’re incapable of doing things that require intellect. Bowl of salsa glides across the table with ease until it collides with a bowl of chips and a huge mess ensues. Mom, blond and sweater clad, has been watching this with amusement and adoration. When said collision occurs, however, what does she do? She doesn’t walk away in disgust, or even seem mildly perturbed. She reaches for the paper towels being advertised and CLEANS IT UP. She doesn’t make her husband or her child get rid of the mess. She DOES IT HERSELF. Because men and boys are helpless and women clean up after them and somewhere, someone sells a paper towel.