No, she’s really not.
She’s a user.
No matter the gender, using people to give you stuff purely to get them to give you stuff is bad.
Okay, so there’s a few things going on in this gifset. One of them is weaponized femininity, which, yeah, annoying. Another one is the social contract which implies she owes him something in exchange for his drink. She doesn’t. Yeah, she’s taking advantage of a system, but all he’s out is a few bucks. This system is very often used to justify harassment, stalking, and sexual crimes against women: he bought her something, so she “owes” him something.
What should she have given him in exchange for the drink? Five minutes’ conversation? A dance? A kiss?
The humor in the clip is in her subverting a system so often used to screw women over. She’s taking the power out of his hands with a brazen exploitation of a social contract that says men buy their way into a woman’s good graces with a drink. In truth, women aren’t vending machines you feed kindness into until sex falls out. This nicely illustrates the concept.
It actually takes a fair bit of internalized misogyny to blame her for exploiting a system she had no part in setting up.
Okay. Soooo with that logic if I happen to be in a store and a guy comes in and robs the clerk at gunpoint it’s ok to just steal a bunch of shit too because I’m just “exploiting an incident I had no part in setting up”?
Seriously? She’s being manipulative and she’s being a bitch. It’s as simple as that. No matter the case it’s not ever okay to exploit any situation. If you don’t agree with guys buying girls drinks at the bar, don’t do it.
While I do agree that women who do this are cunts of the highest magnitude, I’m reminded of a managerial adage that applies to this situation; when bad things happen to you, it’s your fault.
Rather than blame her for being a bitch, a true alpha male would learn from this mistake. Next time he’s at the bar, and a girl says she wants a drink, he’ll tell her “you get the first round, I’ll get the second.” If she’s interested, she’ll do it. If she’s only being a manipulative cunt, she’ll leave you alone and find an easy target. Like a beta white knight.
Problem solved, lesson learned.