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Feminine Mystique

The Girl Test.Emily McDowellIllustration by Emily McDowell

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13 comments for “Feminine Mystique”

  1. Michele says:

    Uh, this has always been my wish list, handed down to me by my Mother, handed down to her by her Mother, probably handed down to her by her Mother, etc., etc., etc. It doesn’t seem sick until you see it in writing does it?

  2. Petra says:

    Well, I’m a good cook! But I’m also a good eater, so those cancel each other.

    I’m also good at sports, if using the rowing machine while watching old episodes of “Arrested Development” on Netflix counts.

    Guess I’m well on my way to being a girl. Sheesh!

  3. mary c. says:

    It’s exhausting reading all those friggin’ qualifiers. Who needs that?

  4. mary c. says:

    The sweetness of the art contrasts with the judging aspect of the content–nice.

  5. Lew says:

    What would the Guy Test look like?

    • wendy says:

      I’d love to read your version.

      • Lew says:

        Here goes “The Boy Test”

        Tall

        Thin…
        …But Stocky-Barrel Chested

        Hairy…
        Only on Head

        Size doesn’t matter…
        But it does

        Sexy

        Gentle in bed…
        Spoon Gentle…

        Rough…
        50 Shades Rough

        Communicate during Sex…
        Shut up already and get down to business

        Have no baggage…
        Because I of course have none

        Love your mom…
        Not too much

        Give me my independence…
        Except if you want to watch football…
        Then do something with me that involves shopping or an art gallery…
        Perhaps shopping at an art gallery…
        It has to be Sun between 1-4 or 4-7 EST…
        Whenever the Jets are playing, basically.

        Don’t talk about Monty Python

        Understand when I don’t make sense…
        Repeat…Understand when I don’t make sense…
        Which never really happens, of course.

        Listen to me but don’t offer suggestions/solutions to my problems…
        Unless I want you to make a suggestion/offer a solution…
        But don’t ASK me if you should make a suggestion/offer a solution…
        Just KNOW when to hold/when to fold

        Be successful in your work…
        Not necessary in monetary terms…

        OK, who are we kidding here…
        If you are starting a business or non-profit or are a teacher, we’re probably not right for each other.

        Net worth over $1 mil + $150K annual income

        Neat

        Know how to fold a fitted-sheet

  6. Lew says:

    My aunt Fern tried but failed. I start off well with the fitted sheet folding (cup one end into the other) and then, he sheet kind of starts to collapse in on itself and then, George Costanza-style, I start fighting with the dang thing. I usually lose.

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