Thursday, August 5, 2010

I Want a Girl Gang!!

I was watching the first Sex & The City movie on HBO last night. Every time I watch the movie or a re-run of the show I can’t help feeling envious of the women. They make such an amazing girl gang!!

There’s a reason why SATC is so popular with women across the world. It appeals to women who have a close-knit group of girl friends, as well as to those who don’t but crave one. Not to mention that most women, irrespective of the culture they come from, can identify with at least one of the four central characters of the series - the romantic, shoe-obsessed fashionista Carrie who is trapped in a long term relationship with a man who just cannot make up his mind about what he wants from a relationship or whether he wants to be in one, in the first place; Charlotte, the family types who believes she has found her "true love"; Miranda, the workaholic who likes to be in control; and Samantha, the successful, independant woman who is boy crazy but values herself more than any man in her life.

Coming back to the topic of this post, there can be few things as wonderful & comforting, and as much fun as a girl gang! The women in SATC stand by each other, look out for each other and take care of each other. They always have someone to share every secret with, go shopping with, do lunch/dinner with...someone to call up with news...someone who'll tell them which dresses to keep & which to throw out...someone who’ll spend New Year’s eve with them if they’re alone and take them on a holiday if they’re feeling low.

I so so want a girl gang like that! A small group…me & maybe two other women. Is that too much to ask for?

Talking of women, they can be really strange at times. Most of my school friends/classmates are now married with at least 1-2 kids. Whenever one of them posts pictures of her kids online, the others come pouring in with compliments as to how cute the kid is etc. Makes you feel like you’re being rude by not joining the chorus! I don’t get what the big deal is…it’s just a kid! Everyone has kids. Motherhood does strange things to people.

There are some who’ll put up pictures of themselves with their husbands and everyone will start complimenting them on how cute they look together. I wonder if people really mean what they say, or they say it just b/c they feel it's the "right" thing to do. Again, I don’t get the big deal.

And then there are women who put up pictures of their pregnant belly online!! Ugh!!! No offence to women who are expecting a baby or are mothers already, but there's really nothing pleasant or pretty or cute about a pregnant woman's belly. On the contrary, it's one of the scariest things in the world to look at, and that is just my personal opinion. I'm not interested in how big your belly has become. I mean, I'm happy you're about to pop a kid soon - if that's what really floats your boat - but it doesn't float mine, so please spare me the torture and don't put up pictures of your 8th month belly on my Facebook page!!!


Moonshine said...

Thats such a funny post!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Yeah there's something about being girls.. i think its the emotional connect.. only a woman can know how and what a woman thinks!! Today I was talking about it a "woman friend".. she took me out for coffee because I was having a bad day!!! I was like.. you are like Carrie!!! :) And for some reason, the day I am low.. my "women" friends call me.. without knowing that I am low.. I dont know how...

The knife said...

Boy gangs are simple. You meet. Eat. Drink. And photos include bloated tummies too. And response to life's problems, 'sh%4 happens', and if very sympathetic, 'let's catch up for a drink' :)

Moonshine said...

Knife, you should be jealous .. wouldnt you want to be a woman in your next life? :)

Scarlett said...

@Moonshine - It's women's intuition! And I think women have way more fun together than men :P

@Knife - Yes, you should totally be jealous! If you're born a woman in your next life, you'll have earned the right to crib about weight gain whenever you eat something fattening & people will sympathize with you rather than say 'oh well, shit happens' :)