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Maybe I should write for msn... - GROWL
ifritah
ifritah
Maybe I should write for msn...
Msn.com is at it again! The Mysteries of Women Explained

There are so many bones I can pick with this article... but instead, I'll just quote this part:

Why do women expect you to pay the check even if they make more money than you?

Blame history, baby. "The traditional exchange between the sexes, for thousands of years, is that men offer money, protection and status to women, and in return women offer beauty, sex, and offspring," explains BJ Gallagher, author of
Everything I Need to Know I Learned From Other Women.

History's changing, baby, and this thought-process is becoming archaic fast. Not to mention insulting.

My fiance isn't my sugar daddy, my muscle, or my label. Nor am I his bomb-shell sex-kitten that will one day give him 10,000 dracula babies.

I don't expect anything from my man. When we go out to eat, I grab my wallet. Sometimes he pays. Sometimes I pay.

As far as we're concerned, we're equals. And no, I'm not just talking about dinner arrangements. He has a penis, I have a vagina, and what that boils down to for us is that it makes sex not awkward considering where our attractions lie.

Maybe YOU need to get with the times, BJ Gallagher. Oh, and send the memo over to your friends at msn.com, would ya?

Current Mood: annoyed annoyed

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chamelaeon From: chamelaeon Date: December 11th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
"The traditional exchange between the sexes, for thousands of years, is that men offer money, protection and status to women, and in return women offer beauty, sex, and offspring."

... I'm not even certain that's true. Women sharing in their husband's status is, I think, a relatively recent invention. At least if you're talking in millenia. Protection and sustenance, I'll buy that - you could at least make the argument that's a biological imperative (whether or not you enter the argument over whether we're _better_ than our biological imperatives is another thing). But status? Are there really female penguins who get to be pompous in front of other female penguins because their mate has, like, the biggest feet in the colony?

This smells like the author wanted a neat quote and couldn't think of a third thing that men have historically provided. And that's putting aside that BJ Gallagher couldn't be arsed to go with the infinitely more correct "sustenance" instead of "money".

Hooray for making shit up as you go along!
ifritah From: ifritah Date: December 11th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
This smells like the author wanted a neat quote and couldn't think of a third thing that men have historically provided. And that's putting aside that BJ Gallagher couldn't be arsed to go with the infinitely more correct "sustenance" instead of "money".

So true! I raised my brow as I read the 'status' part my first time reading through myself... though you get more points for amusing me with the penguin analogy!
schneeble From: schneeble Date: December 11th, 2006 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hehe! 10,000 dracula babies. I got a grin out of that.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: December 11th, 2006 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
*Beams*
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