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What I Am Currently Reading: Why Men Marry Bitches by Sherry Argo

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I am currently reading Why Men Marry Bitches by Sherry Argov.

The slightly intriguing title made me buy the book. Upon reading the book however, I found that she used the term “bitch” in a tongue-in cheek way. The term, bitch, though slightly offensive, is actually satirical.

I like this book because it is not the regular- how to get a man handbook that sometimes leaves you feeling you may be incomplete till you find a man. A lot of the things Sherry talks about are actually empowering and broadens the mind.

For example she hammers on the importance of a woman who is confident and is in control of herself. A woman who feels complete in herself and does not feel the need to evolve to fit the bill placed on her by a man.
Interesting as the book is Sherry postulates some interesting theories which were controversial when I discussed them with my friends.

Some of the rather curious ones include what a woman should do and not do for her man. According to Sherry, a woman should not go to her lovers’ house and do the cleaning.

In her words:

“Don’t try to rearrange his furniture to make visits more tolerable. He’ll think you are moving in. Don’t try to feng shui his place. Leave it the way you found it: “ghetto shui”

Seems really different from what we are told a wife material should be- doesn’t it?

She continues in her advice:
“ Don’t buy wife like items such as towels or sheets. If you buy a gift, get something less intimate, like a dog bed for his pet.”

She also has ideas of how you should or shouldn’t behave around your man. According to her those dreamy eyes aka lovers gaze you cast at him sometimes is an absolute no. It makes you look like a prey eyeing its victim

“No lover’s gazes. To you its romantic. But to him, he’s being eyed up like prey no different than the way a lion looks at a gazelle. If you’ve ever seen a lion look at a gazelle, it hides in the bushes and stares down the gazelle. That’s how men feel when you do the goo-goo eyes too soon.

Despite the hilarious and sometimes confusing advice Sherry Argov gives in this book, a lot of what she preaches leans towards women being strong and confident.

“If she feels strongly about something, she’ll have a backbone. This woman is the woman he respects. Not a “melba toast” cracker that crumbles with little pressure.” she said.

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  1. erefakoko@yahoo.com'

    Erefaka

    January 15, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    I totally agree with you, she made me realise that when writers write they pour down their own opinion(s) and not everything you read should be imbibed but rather allow the spirit of Godly reasoning in you to test all you read.

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