Female BFFs: Fish Without Bicycles?

by An Ordinary Man (the novel)

There was a thought provoking article by Emily Witt in the T Magazine section of the online NY Times this Sunday (August 23, 2015) about how we are being confronted with displays of female BFFs, the “new power couples.” In it, Witt wonders why the Instagram postings sometimes seem smug, leaving consumers with a sense of unease over not having such perfect lives themselves.

There is another take as well. Feminists used to say that a woman without a man was like a fish without a bicycle. While that certainly may be true, I’m not sure too many straight men would say that about men. A man without a woman is incomplete, by more than half. His soul is empty.

Is it the same with these women? Who are they looking all perfect for, especially in their sexy duds? Other women? Interesting thought.