Not quite over my what does it all mean phase (although I do sense the end is near) I am seeking solace in strong, opinionated women who also happen to be writers.
Having read and absorbed Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel on the subject of marriage (Committed), I took notice of a particular study called the Marriage Benefit Imbalance. Now while this raises much controversy, the imbalance is still a legitimate theory in sociological study. The study argues that women do not benefit from marriage as much as their male partners do. And while current research and discussions surrounding this topic are far more complex than what I’m touching upon, I do believe the work does have its merits.
Besides Gilbert, I recently found myself drawing from another witty and liberated writer, Dorothy Parker. In honor of Ms Parker, herewith are a few of my favorite quotes:
That would be a good thing for them to cut on my tombstone: Wherever she went, including here, it was against her better judgment.
Constant use had not worn ragged the fabric of their friendship.
Heterosexuality is not normal, it’s just common.
All I need is room enough to lay a hat and a few friends.
If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.
Take care of luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves.
Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.
Women and elephants never forget.