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A question about the female

There's a lot I don't understand about women, of course, and that's true of everybody. Women are people, so quite screwy.

I get the feeling that a lot of the inscrutibility of the female in specific, though, comes not from her mysteriousness but from her imperiousness. It's a condition of her privelege, her power. She doesn't have to make sense to you — so why do it.

But there's one behavior set that makes no sense to me, and it matters.

Women are pragmatic, even almost to the point sometimes of being kind of rotten about it. But, never mind that — the point is that it creates an incongrous comparison.

On the one hand, we've got a massive industry of sappy romantic "chick-flicks." It would make you think that women are sentimental. On the other hand, a woman can make decisions about who to be with, who not to be with, and who to never speak with again, as simply as kicking the dust off her feet.

It's a mystery, and not a pleasant one.