19/10/2007

Handbags - why it is not as simple as it looks

If one thinks anthropologically, handbags may be a vestigial expression of women's biological desire to nest.

 

We need to feel that all the necessities of life are immediately within reach — and these necessities have increased in number as civilization has grown more complex.

 

By the same token, the handbag may only be a shrewd invention on the part of patriarchy to keep women enslaved. The dead white male who invented it knew that it was an accessory that we wouldn't be able to resist.

 

The Handbag