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2019-07-24 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
The Atlantic Declares ‘When Harry Met Sally’ Sexist, ‘Quiet Cruelty’
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Posted by Fred 2019-07-24 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10798 views ]  Top

#1 Well, 3rd wave feminists as defined by their personal hygiene, are not high maintenance.
Posted by Rex Mundi 2019-07-24 02:05||   2019-07-24 02:05|| Front Page Top

#2 I'm so old I remember when The Atlantic was worth reading.
Posted by SteveS 2019-07-24 10:25||   2019-07-24 10:25|| Front Page Top

#3 The term "High maintenance" predates that movie by many many decades. It didn't invent the term, after all "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" is essentially the same concept many decades before. Oh and my friends and I used to factor in "High maintenance" when dating in the 60s and 70s. I am sure our fathers and grandfathers did the same.
Posted by 3dc 2019-07-24 12:26||   2019-07-24 12:26|| Front Page Top

#4 Come to think of it. My floor RA in 1973 broke up with his GF after her father offered him $50K a year for life to marry her. He started watching her and quickly realized nothing he ever earned even with what was then a large subsidy could ever cover her costs...
Posted by 3dc 2019-07-24 12:30||   2019-07-24 12:30|| Front Page Top

#5 The only reason the term took off with Harry and Sally was because it applied so well to many.

One would think being a less difficult person would be more of priority over simply complaining about the term.
Posted by ruprecht 2019-07-24 15:18||   2019-07-24 15:18|| Front Page Top

Sorry, Mr. McCoy. Yesterday, after only one day of being on your best behaviour, you decided you were entitled to be an ass. Clearly a one-day time out is not enough to nail home the idea that good manners are for every day, not just to get out of trouble. So today you don’t get to post, no matter how sensible your words.

— trailing wife for the moderators at 6:30 pm EDT
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-07-24 16:17||   2019-07-24 16:17|| Front Page Top

#7 I have been reading a collection of Agatha Christie's Ms Marple novels, written before (in some cases long before) even Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend came out, and the concept was very much there, even if the words weren't. Some women have very expensive tastes, and a great many women require a great deal of attention, even if they don't necessarily need a lot of money.
Posted by Vernal Hatrick 2019-07-24 17:26||   2019-07-24 17:26|| Front Page Top

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