Reminiscing an old conversation The sociology of gingerbread men

This is one of the funniest discussions I had with a friend of mine, from 2009

Mari
DUDE can school get any more busy right before christmas???!!? How the hell am I supposed to think of sociology when all I want to do is make cookies? Really who thought of this plan?

Nich
Uh, ok... Searching for response... uh... maybe try thinking about the sociology of gingerbread men...

Mari
So what social class is a gingerbread man in if he only has one gumdrop button? Is he really lower class or is he just 'slummin' it?
Or what about the hegemonic situation of the gingerbread society?? Why are gingerbread women so under represented??!
What would Max Weber say about the class roles of gingerbread people based on their employment as snack foods. Would we have to class them on a psychological scale seeing as how once employed they appear to be suicidal.
What would an asset be for a gingerbread man? If an asset is classified as a form of wealth that is stored for future use, should we be making thicker cake-like gingerbread people instead of these skinny crispy little critters?

Nich
What about gingerbread kids? Do they keep them locked in the basement and out of sight thus making suicidal employment upon escape seem better than eventual processing into additional building material for the ever consumed gingerbread houses? And what has lead us to prey so villainously upon this seemingly peaceful society. Will they eventually rise up, baking MASSIVE gingerbread men, in industrial sized ovens, intent upon turning the tables on us? And what exactly will I look like with a gumdrop button...

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Comment by once banned twice shy on May 29, 2012 at 2:03pm

That is funny.  "Class roles of gingerbread peopel."  Heh.  And you guys didn't even get into the whole gingerbread house issue.  Is that restricted housing?  Is it discriminatory?  Do gingerbread people even LIVE in gingerbread houses?

Comment by Mari Hawes on June 6, 2012 at 9:59pm

What are the sociological affects of gingerbread housing?  Are we slum lords simply by building a type of house that we know will fall apart if it gets wet, would NEVER withstand an earthquake, and is often eaten?  I don't know about you, but I've not only not ever seen indoor plumbing in a gingerbread house, but would actually not be ok with that either.  What kind of monster am I for not wanting such a wonderful people to have modern conveniences such as indoor plumbing?

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