Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Dating Gorgons

 The Onion has a funny twist on feminism and mythology:

Most Men Are Too Intimidated To Date A Successful, Educated Gorgon

 It has some great lines, such as:

"Men will talk all day about how much they value ambition and intelligence in a partner, but when they finally meet a successful, educated gorgon, all of a sudden they head for the hills."

"I suppose I could giggle, bat my eyes, and absent-mindedly twirl a fanged, hissing serpent around my fingers—but that's not who I am."

"When I walk into a room, they turn away in fear, shutting their eyes tight and clambering out of the room in a panic."

"As you can imagine, I find dating to be a real drag. Here we are in 2010, and their precious little male egos are still so fragile that they can't stand to sit across a dinner table from an independent, unspeakably horrifying gorgon who makes more money than they do."

"Am I asking for something so crazy? Couldn't I enjoy a night out on the town with a man who accepts—no, values—the best parts of me? Someone who appreciates my many professional accomplishments and who isn't going to just scream and scream as his body slowly turns to stone and then never call again?"

Read the whole article at: http://www.theonion.com/articles/most-men-are-too-intimidated-to-date-a-successful,17257/


Anonymous said...

That's so funny! I love the way those Onion guys can just change a few words to get a whole new article.

Dani Harper, Author said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing this.