Apropos my previous post "Honouring Full-Time House Wives..." below.
Eleven people were hanging on a rope attached to a helicopter...10 men and one woman. The rope was not strong enough to hold them all, so they decided that one of them had to let go because otherwise they were all going to plunge to the ground more than a mile below. They weren't able to choose who that person should be until the woman shouted a very selfless proposal.
She said that she would voluntarily let go of the rope because, as a woman, she was used to giving up everything for her husband and kids or for men in general, and was used to always making sacrifices with little in return.
As soon as she finished her sky-high suggestion, all the men started clapping...
(With thanks to Ada Strong)