Tonight on The Bachelor, Locky met ~the parents~. First up were Izzy‘s mums, who immediately jumped at the chance to quiz the man about feminism. He looked visibly flustered.
Things started off easy, when they asked Locky what his values were. He answered: drive, passion, support, always-learning, and passion (again).
Not a great start, especially for a dude with “Strength & Honour” literally tattooed across his chest.
Up next was the question we’ve all been waiting for: “What do you think about feminism?”
Yesss it’s ‘Make the himbo talk about feminism’ night #TheBachelorAU
— Victorian Values (@vic_values) September 23, 2020
At that moment, Locky – and probably the whole country – took a big old gulp.
What would this bloke’s bloke have to say about the sheilas, huh?
Me and the gals all chatted and decided the best person to represent feminism was a boring white guy dating multiple women #TheBachelorAU
— mimi petrakis (@MimiPetrakis) September 23, 2020
Can’t wait for this guy to give his views on intersectional feminism in such a fraught and politically charged climate #TheBachelorAU pic.twitter.com/v8OQuvJlK2
— Jerome Doraisamy (@JeromeDoraisamy) September 23, 2020
Locky, what are your thoughts on feminism? #TheBachelorAU pic.twitter.com/TutSR9w210
— Will (@willdogs_) September 23, 2020
This is me, mentally trying to prepare myself for Locky trying to answer questions about feminism. #TheBachelorAU pic.twitter.com/euzYcliVXN
— Cup of RealiTea (@CuppaRealitea) September 23, 2020
At first, Locky stuttered and fumbled his way around the question.
How is feminism “a hard one”? #TheBachelorAU pic.twitter.com/F9haOF6ZvV
— aliche (@1alichegrace1) September 23, 2020
“Feminism is like chicks, yeah? I love chicks!” – The Bachelor #thebachelorAU
— The Bachelor Guy (@HDBorland) September 23, 2020
locky after pretending he cares about feminism and family values #TheBachelorAU pic.twitter.com/3pYk85c37a
— 𝖈𝖍𝖊𝖑𝖘𝖊𝖆 (@maxxxineminxx) September 23, 2020
But then, Izzy’s mum elaborated and asked Locky about how he envisions his relationship with Izzy.
Specifically, he was asked about whether he would want her to be a stay-at-home wife while he goes out and brings home the bacon, or if he’d let her thrive in her own career.
Not that either life choice is right or wrong, but Locky really needed to make clear he’d support Izzy in whatever she wanted to do.
And that’s kind of what he said, thank god.
Izzy’s mum was impressed. The man made it through… just. But opinions on Twitter were still somewhat mixed.
“how do you feel about feminism”
“um im on the Bachelor?”
this is the most self aware thing Locky has ever said #thebachelorau
— Rose Callaghan (@operation_rosie) September 23, 2020
Where does this breathless approval of Locky saying essentially “My wife is allowed to have a job” come from? #TheBachelorAU
— Bachelor of Hearts Podcast 🌹 (@BOHpod) September 23, 2020
Locky thinks feminism means women can go to work #TheBachelorAU pic.twitter.com/YlGYy1uayr
— Marinalala (@marinalala) September 23, 2020
I guess he saved it a bit there but also did he or did someone feed him those lines #thebachelorau
— queen emily (@alllydia) September 23, 2020
Finally he’s found his tongue. Was getting so awks #TheBachelorAU
— Rebekah Scanlan (@rebekahscanlan) September 23, 2020
How hard is it for a straight man to just say “yes I believe in equality” when asked “what do you think about feminism”? #TheBachelorAU
— aliya عالية (@_aloo_gobi) September 23, 2020
They then asked Locky if he’d be willing to freeze some of his cum as a consolation prize and uhhhhh… what?
As a consultation prize can Issy have your sperm? #TheBachelorAU pic.twitter.com/KLrt3x7pIT
— Heather (@impossible_cut) September 23, 2020
Locky’s Sleep Paralysis demon is Izzy’s Mum coming at him with a sperm extractor #TheBachelorAU pic.twitter.com/yfGeOz3jLb
— AtomicNicky (@AtomicNicky) September 23, 2020
Whatever it takes to impress the parents. Hmmm.
It’s a ✅ from Izzy’s fam #TheBachelorAU pic.twitter.com/THMbLkRrq6
— The Bachelor Australia 🌹 (@TheBachelorAU) September 23, 2020
One more thought:
Lesson learned: be able to articulate how much you respect women before dating four at once.