Growing up, I always scoffed at the Van Morrison song lyrics:
All the girls walk by dressed up for each other
To me, that sounded stupid. Why would girls dress up for each other? I either dressed:
A) for guys
B) for comfort / myself
It never occurred to me to dress for other women and I just assumed it was one of those misunderstandings between the sexes that caused Van Morrison to write those lyrics.
Now, as an adult, I realize, yes, women really do dress up for each other. I'm not sure why, but it's the only explanation I can figure out for why women want designer handbags. It's not like men notice these things or that the bags are particularly functional. Plus, women dress to the nines to attend baby and bridal showers. Why? I think it must have something to do with herd mentality, but I'm not sure.
I am a woman, but the ways of many women still continue to be a mystery to me.
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The truth of these lyrics are probably closely aligned with The Theory of the Leisure Class.ReplyDelete