Monday, March 12, 2012


This may come across shocking, but as a woman I don't love shopping. I find it as a necessity more than pleasure. You will definitely not find me in the mall everyday weekend looking for cloths or whatever item for "fun". I go when I really need to for school, occasions, or to buy gifts.  According to Norton, shopping for women is something that she can use to get away from everything, being husband, kids, or the house. Or that women use it for girls day out. Time for them to engage with others. I do completely agree with this. All these are very girl things to do. It provides a little me time for women, you can even say for anyone if they enjoy browsing through the mall that is. 

Another point Norton made was, "When she spends money she exercises an authority over property that  law and custom may deny her. If she has nor resources independent of her husband, this may be the only authority over property she is able to exercise. When she  buys things her husband does not approve of- or does not know of-she further subverts an order that leaves control over property in her husbands hands." That was a mouthful wasn't it. I feel strong about this statement. I think every women should feel some control in their lives. No matter what it is. Even the smalls help. By going out and having the control over picking a blue cotton blouse or a pink silk blouse is something that can help a woman in the long run. Because being able to make a choice for yourself is pertinent. 

As for men, it seems like they are happy with shopping from catalogs while looking at women's legs in a skirt. 


  1. I agree with you. Shopping isn't fun and it could get annoying, especially for a guy. It does seem like a stress release for women; and in that case don't go shopping with girls.

  2. For some reason, I like to shop for food.

  3. I agree with you, but it just depends on the person I guess. Although shopping can be a way for women to get away from their husbands, kids, jobs, etc.. there are other stress relievers. For example getting a manicure and pedicure (a stereotypical view many have on women, but it can be true). Or go and work out. I am with you, shopping CAN be fun only when you find good sales and cute stuff :). But, sometimes, I also find shopping rather insipid. But as for men, hmm.. well I know a lot of guys who actually enjoy shopping, which can be out of the "norm". and you're right, shopping may give women choice, but then again, it doesn't have to be on choosing a blouse, she makes a lot of the household decisions on what too cook (that is if she cooks,etc). Or where she'd like to work.