‘Why Do People Get Married If They’re Not In Love?’

How relevant is Sex and The City? S1, Ep.9 “The Turtle and the Hare”

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Are We Watching Outdated Cliches?

“It’s always better to marry someone who loves you more than you love them.”

I became bothered by the cliches in the last episode (insert link), and I’m bothered once again. “Investment bankers and the women who hate them”. And “The Manhattan Legend” of the turtle with good investments and bad breath.

Who Is Seated At The Single Table In 2021?

It’s been a long time since I’ve been at a wedding without a date. But I have been married, and I’ve sat there with the guest list and plotted out everyone’ seat. And at my wedding, there wasn’t a singles table.

The Idea Of Having It All

Can we have it all? That is the question this episode asks, for the singles, the gays, and the sceptics. Is it possible to have everything you want?

Is This The Modern Woman, And Women, We Should Admire?

“Could I date a man who didn’t want to get married?”

— Carrie

Would thirty-something Carrie think like this in 2021? If they made the episode now, I struggle to think the writers would have Carrie think like this. It goes against the female empowerment they are trying so desperately to convey.

And Then The Liberation

“I know where my next orgasm is coming from. Who here can say as much?”

— Miranda

From the confines of female disempowerment comes the conversation of sex at its rawest form. Vibrators. Sex stores. Normalising the conversation about sex, pleasure and orgasms. How joyous for a generation of women, who can openly discuss their sexual desires.

How Well Has This Episode Aged?

The conversation about balance and desire hasn’t changed. It remains our human prerogative to find balance in our life, juggling our wants with reality. Though the women possess differing views than that of today’s standards, it doesn’t make their struggles irrelevant. It makes them kind of unique.

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