After having had a very productive morning with two other therapists, having coffee, laughing, telling stories and planning a workshop, I thought I’d search the internet for some takes from other people on the theme of When Women Get Together… enjoy and have a great weekend!
First up: When women get together outside the kitchen is a post from Zuska about the way in which other people, typically men, view groups of women when they’re together. This excerpt from UrsulaK le Guin,
How men feared women! she thought, walking among the late-flowering roses. Not as individuals, but women when they talked together, worked together, spoke up for one another – then men saw plots, cabals, constraints, traps being laid.
Zuska continues with a look at the way women can be perceived even in informal gatherings in an academic setting… Beware men, some of us really ARE plotting and out to get ya!
There really are only three reasons for women meeting together outside the kitchen:
- Catfight. Two women fighting with each other, generally over a man or access to a man. You know, of the Krystle & Alexis variety, which the menz are always hoping will devolve into
- Plotting against a man or men in general. They want to manipulate him, they want to defame him, they want to emasculate all men. Whatever it is, you can be sure they are Up To No Good.
- Swapping recipes for the next time they are meeting together inside the kitchen.
Of course, some women get together to plot revenge…while others simply take action – alone
And others simply let their hair down as these women dancing Khaleegi (Arabian Gulf-style dance) show us.
Which reminds me that everyone, including the men in our lives, need to take a break. Let’s do this over the weekend!