Thursday, 6 June 2013

 

What Makes Women the More Powerful Gender?


Snacks. Women always seem to have them. I guess it is because women are genetically programmed nurturers. It could be as innocuous as a box of mints, a granola bar or a bag of airline nuts, but I have yet to encounter a woman whose handbag didn’t contain something edible. There is even that breed of women who will actually carry a whole suitcase full of snacks on long trips overseas. We may timidly mock her to keep up appearances but she is well aware of what a desirable travel companion she is and that hers is the hotel room door we will be sheepishly knocking at when the midnight hunger pangs strike. Minutes after arriving for weekends at seemingly empty beach cottages or hill-station bungalows, a woman will be able to magically conjure up grilled sandwiches and cappuccinos. Us men do not possess this skill. Left to our own devices, we would end up living on potato chips and protein shakes. This is why the female will forever remain the more powerful gender. Men are always hungry and women always have something they can eat.

(From: Marie Claire India's 7th Anniversary Issue, June 2013)

11 comments:

  1. Aren't we glad on the note that we are surrounded by these *Women* :) @Addywits

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  2. That was funny and very unexpected but undoubtedly very true! Thank you for revealing the true reason why women are more powerful! ha!

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  3. But somehow most of the leading chefs of the world are men.

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  4. Nice post, make senses to most women.. but not really to me! hahaha :P

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  5. that is all you could come up with! sigh

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  6. Who do you go with to all those seemingly empty beach cottages or hill-station bungalows? :)

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  7. A way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Cliché yet true. But I believe there are more things that make women a more powerful gender than just her ability to nurture. One thing that would combine it all is her sense of understanding of which nurturing is just a part. We just "get" it. I am a foodie and am not surprised at the skew towards it but I would expect a little more thought on the subject from a seemingly sensitive person like yourself.

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  8. Am I the only one who got the innuendo at the end? Rahul, you dog ;) :*

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  9. How incredibly sexist - women are worth a lot more than providing food to men.

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