In section four, it’s interesting to know that this dichotomy between women’s love for money and romance has been going in so long. There’s so much about either mind set, women are obsessed with love, men, romance. Or the total opposite and they’re only in love with money and material things. I’m not sure where it comes from, but I think we’ve all heard the saying “diamonds are a girl’s best friend”. Its positive in one way, women being strong good at business and accumulating money and power they can do it without men and not need the attention of men when they have these things, women simply like having nice things because they want nice things. But it’s also detrimental because of thinking like this, you can buy a woman’s love or that if you don’t have money, she won’t love you, this stereotype makes women vain and materialistic. There’s seems to be no in between, you like things you’re a money hungry vain woman. You like romance and love then you’re a stupid emotional woman or a slut. This continues in section five which bring to mind the image if the the femme fatale, the dangerous heartless woman that only out for herself and cares about money, her not being shy, submissive, or absolutely smitten with a man, and her drive to achieve makes her evil, or at least unaligned and fickle. She chooses things that help her needs not based on if they are specifically good or evil. The femme fatale is ultimately an untrustworthy woman. I think the best example, right now could be Cat Woman from the DC universe.
In section 8 we see it all come together, women love money and or men and hate other women. I loathe this idea that all women hateful or are envious of each other. Its something that’s being perpetuated even now, that there’s a queen bee mean bitch in high school that just hate other, women fake compliments and smiles and its all just so ugly. God forbid there’s kind and true friends among women. It’s a trope I think that slowly getting dismantled but its going very slowly because for every movie book or show where there womanhood and comradery there’s several more in media of women being “catty” and awful to each other
I also just found the section on food to be funny because yeah that’s the fast way to get me to like you, but hey the same applies for men, “the fastest way to a ma heart is through his stomach.”