February 14, 2011

They Enjoy Being A Girl

Recently, one of my female students asked if any of her classmates had a calculator. Another female student averred that she did and lifting to her desktop a purse in which all of the missing or misspent stimulus funds might easily fit, began to prod, readjust, rearrange and delve into its unfathomable depths, producing a calculator--pink of course--in relatively short order. This otherwise unremarkable bit of classroom business reminded me of a question that goes to the very nature of mankind: Women routinely carry, in their purses, loads that no man would think of carrying, so why do we call them the “weaker sex?”

Answer: They’re not.

Happy Valentine’s Day to my wife, and to all of the women in our lives. May we live up to our responsibility to be the good, honorable men they deserve, and more.

Posted by MikeM at February 14, 2011 12:38 AM

I have notice this too. It is not about teh gender of the person. It is about the size of the bag. The amount of stuff to be carried will always increase to fill the available space.

When I was in the infantry, I had a medium ruck sack. It fit most of the stuff I needed to carry. When I upgraded to a large ruck, I started carrying more stuff and still it only fit "most of the stuff I needed ot carry".

Posted by: Professor Hale at February 14, 2011 11:52 AM

Usually I'm carrying stuff for my husband.

Posted by: Razorgirl at February 14, 2011 05:45 PM

There's also the "I don't want to have to go back to my locker between classes" attitude. Which is why, for a time there, you had teen girls with back and shoulder problems from carrying all that crap around all day.

Posted by: Firehand at February 19, 2011 03:30 PM