Ms Rose, of the blog Her History, linked earlier this week to this: Women on average say they would be willing to give up sex for 15 months for a closet full of new apparel.
My first response was shocked that anyone would even put time into such a survey. Then I was angry about the shallowness of women that the article implied. I read the article to my office – 6 very different women (ages, sexuality, relationship status). They too laughed at the ridiculousness and implied misogyny of the article. But when I read:
Almost three-quarters of respondents, or 70 percent, also said they believed in love at first sight when it came to finding the perfect article of clothing, while only 54 percent of women were as confident in spotting the right man.
“Yes,” one responded, “that is totally true.” So maybe there is some truth there. Maybe women would rather have something they know will make them happy rather than someone who may potentially hurt them. But I’m waiting to see the survey of men saying they would rather give up sex for tickets for their favorite sporting event. Because that would only be fair.