Bars and shops


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08 September 2006

There was a small column in the Times supplement yesterday. I can’t find it online but it was basically about some study that claims Leeds is the “best UK city in for women.” It claimed this was because it had over 300 bars and pubs in the city centre, plenty of shops including all major woman’s designer label stores, and even it’s own “Woman’s Shopping week”, whatever that is.

The woman writing the column moaned about all the study’s awful “stereotyping”, inquiring something along the lines of “Why do people think that us young British women are shallow, binge-drinking, retail-obsessed shopaholics?

Erm…because most of you are?

All I ever hear women at work blab about is shopping or going out and getting smashed.

It would, after all, be rather silly to say that, because a city has loads of museums, several art galleries, a planetarium and a library, it’s “great for women.”

posted by Duncan Idaho @ 7:37 PM


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At 1:31 AM, Anonymous said…

Personally, I think it’s a long trend towards role reversal.

Back in December I was charged with the role of throwing a bachelor’s party for a close friend of mine. I had the guest list and the place selected and everything.

However, the “Maiden-of-Honor” threw a tissy, and said that her husband could not go on the account of “Bryan’s throwing the party, so that means their will be hookers, kegs, drugs, and probably the police”. Because of that, all of her friends forbade their husbands, SO’s to go. In the end it was me and the groom.

The reality of the situation was that I was planning on a trip to a karting event were we could drive muscled up go-karts since the groom loves racing video games. After that we were going to go to this Steak place that is touted as the area’s best. Then lastly, we were going to hit a small dive bar were we were friends with the tender.

She on the other hand took the women out for a night at the local comedy club for drinks were the women all got smashed. The bride, allergic to alcohol had to DD for her own party.

I remember my grandfather telling me of “the good-old times” when he made the money, my grandma stayed at home and took care of the house and kids, and would be damned if she said he couldn’t go out somewhere.

The moral? For the most part, men these days put up no fight. Not a single person was willing to tell their female half to shut up and that he was going out. That’s why these stupid girls get the idea that they are superior. At least in my opinion anyways.

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At 9:46 AM, HAWKEYE said…

this story is completely accurate.
talk or listen to any female and all they talk about is

“shopping”

what they got, where they got it ,how much it cost

“what a bargain”

they love to muse about the current divorce payouts $$$$$$$$$ .

i also agree with the other comment .men will not stand up to woman ,it is no surprise really ,if you make waves you are out on your ass with everything that means these days,
on a positive note , “feminist” is becoming an “abusive” term which means they have a very poor following ,and may soon die altogether.

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At 4:03 AM, Nicole said…

“It would, after all, be rather silly to say that, because a city has loads of museums, several art galleries, a planetarium and a library, it’s ‘great for women.'”

Don’t you know that women are the more cultured sex, with far more appreciation of art and culture than men, who are only interested in booze and naked women?

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At 12:41 PM, Duncan Idaho said…

Yeah, women are so cultured, as proved by the famous female philosophers like…erm

Or that famous female playright…um …er

Then again, there is that world class female film director…whose name escapes me for the moment…

Actually, have women contributed anything to culture, apart from moaning?

Didn’t think so.

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At 3:30 AM, Anonymous said…

Then again, there is that world class female film director …whose name escapes me for the moment…

Leni Riefenstahl. LOL!

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At 3:55 AM, Anonymous said…

…museums, several art galleries, a planetarium and a library…

Don’t you know that women are the more cultured sex, with far more appreciation of art and culture than men

“Because that’s where the money is.” — Willy Sutton

Women troll those places in search of men with $$$. Millionaires tend to hang out there (and at yacht clubs and golf courses). Don’t tell me women have a desire to learn about boats and golf too?

Another example of how women are so full of bullshit.

The only operas women are interested in are Soap Operas.

IF women were really the cultured beasts you’re asserting then please explain to us how the daily television fare TARGETED to women is a non-stop parade of lying, backstabbing, and cheating (soaps), talk shows, and celebrity shows as opposed to, say Masterpiece Theater?

Why the reading material (if you include the captions on the big glossy pictures as reading material) targeted at women is primarily fashion magazines, bridal magazines, tabloids, and romance novels? Women buy those types of publications in droves not the classics (unless you consider the earlier works of such literary giants as Danielle Steele as classics).

Television production executives and publishing industry executives are rational (unlike their target female audience). They put stuff out there they KNOW will sell. And make them a profit.

Trash and gossip sells to women. Period.

Money talks. Suckers walk.

Women will put on an aura of culture and refinement in so far as it will attract a high qualify male (translation = $$$) and make her feel superior to other women (VERY important to women).

But, alas like your very make-up your “culture and refinement” is only skin deep. A put up job to attract the “right type of man” ($$$). It is a fraud. Much like you!

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At 9:13 PM, unpleasant bitter git said…

“Why the reading material (if you include the captions on the big glossy pictures as reading material) targeted at women is primarily fashion magazines, bridal magazines, tabloids, and romance novels?”

You forgot one important publication.

Divorce Magazine.

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At 7:25 PM, Abaddon_fff said…

Why the reading material (if you include the captions on the big glossy pictures as reading material) targeted at women is primarily fashion magazines, bridal magazines, tabloids, and romance novels? Women buy those types of publications in droves not the classics (unless you consider the earlier works of such literary giants as Danielle Steele as classics).

—Have you ever noticed that the pinnacle of female “literary achievements” is the romance novel? What a joke. How many women have you seen reading anything other than that?

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