Episode 8: Women’s biggest enemies: Women?

He says:
Women are fascinated by other women.

If they like them, you can see them hug, kiss and indulge in passionate public display of affection that men wouldn’t even dream to do to each other. They call it female bonding and its considered cute. (I wonder why don’t they ever bond that way with their men friends? *Evil grin*)

If they (women) hate someone of their own sex, you can see them talk endlessly about the other, make a face at the sheer mention of the name.

Love or hate, women display it with equal passion, against each other. Let’s just say women are very emotional about women.

Men on the other hand, do not feel the need to bond regularly with other men. They don’t cuddle up with each other, don’t promise to go shopping together, don’t get angry for losing touch. You can just call up a buddy after six years and catch up exactly from where you left, with no questions asked. It’s unconditional. Guys perfectly understand each other.

They forgive and forget easily. Haven’t you noticed guys who had dated the same girl sit over a drink and laugh off their past?

When guys don’t like guys, they probably come to blows. But they don’t entertain conversation about people they don’t like because they know nothing’s permanent.

What do women talk about? Other women and their love lives, their clothes, their problems… All talk revolves around women. (And occasionally, about some cute guy they met.)

What do men talk about? Same as above.

Except for the talk of the cute guy.

But, apart from discussing women, men also talk about movies, music, technology, bike rides, places, games, cricket, politics, religion, current affairs, alcohol… but rarely do they discuss other men.

The point: Men do not obsess over themselves. Women do.

She says:
Women are fascinated by other women.

Well, look at the alternative.

The truth is men really aren’t that interesting. Not on their own that is.

Remember school, or college. Everyone wanted to date the resident jock, not because he was exceptionally smart (hah!) or good-looking, but simply because, well, everyone wanted to date him.

It’s strange but true. Men become more desirable when more women desire them.

The fact is women make men interesting.

Left to themselves, men would have no idea what to do with their days, or their lives. Think of an average bachelor pad, beer cans all over the soggy floor and used socks in the cupboards. Remember the last time you hung out at one of those stodgy men-only bars, all cigar smoke and my-bank-balance-is-bigger-than-yours conversation. Imagine a lifetime of boy’s night’s outs. Makes you shudder, doesn’t it?

Now, women, on the other hand, don’t really need men to keep themselves entertained. When women hang out with women, they really live it up — whether they’re headed for a pyjama party featuring weepy movies and deluges of potato chips, or painting the town a bright pink as they tumble from pub to pub.

And when men do turn up, the girl gang becomes even more fun, as they dissect the men, and yes, the women with them (and, usually, the dreadful things they wear.)

Does a woman complain about her friends? Of course. And then, even after the worst fight, if a friend calls for help, the same woman will leave work, drive miles, pick up chocolate cake, and sit with her till she feels better.

Why do you think even men turn to their women friends when they’re feeling down? Because women are not only better at expressing themselves, they’re also better at empathy. Which explains why women are so vocal about their friends. And why, in spite of everything, their friends remain their friends — for life.

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10 responses to “Episode 8: Women’s biggest enemies: Women?

  1. Anonymous

    Well Wat’s so wrong about being uncouth!
    And about driving miles and picking a chco cake…Just another reason to eat chco cake 😀

    Samrish

  2. Shonali

    Samrish, well, you have a point there. About the chocolate cake, i mean.

  3. Camphor

    Did someone mention chocolate cake? May I have a piece? Or maybe two?

    Perhaps the only time I’d share my chocolate is if a friend REALLY needed it. But hey, the day I bitch about her, I’ll buy that chocolate for her anyway. 😉

  4. Harish

    Ever considered writing about the “perfect movie” now that Sudhish’s on a “Vaazhga Illaya Thalapathy” mood? That should make a good read! 😀

  5. Samrish

    -Camphor

    O now that means a quick chcolaty seach wud do a fine job of documenting your bicthing history! oops! I think u gave it all away.

  6. Nitterbog

    Is there a email id. where you can send in ur tips and ideas? if there is one I fail to see it.

    How about “how men and women react to stress” for the next column.

    Eg. if a man bumps into another guy first guy: watchit!
    second guy: you watchit
    firstguy: oh Yea?
    and they bump into each other again or better exchange a few friendly punches.

    When two women bump into each other first woman: sorry!
    second woman: No! its my fault.
    first woman: hey nice shoes

    and they go for shopping.

  7. Art

    good one….
    Agreed… women dont need men to entertain them… 🙂

  8. Suderman

    harish:
    u put that to any two people and they ll have a problem agreeing… its not a gender issue illai…
    did u watch tirupaachi??
    🙂

  9. Suderman

    nitterbog:
    good idea…
    🙂
    keep the ideas coming.

  10. Suderman

    art:
    consider this… if two men hug or kiss each other they are considered to be gay…
    huh? women do it all the time!!
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!

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