What we want

Sagnik asked me to sum up in one sentence ‘What women want’. I thought for a moment of all the things I could say and said ‘The same thing men want’.

Here’s why I think so. Men want:

And here’s what women want:
To be seen as more than sex symbols. That’s Respect.
To be cared for and cherished. That’s Love.
To be seen as attractive. That’s Admiration.
To have mind-blowing orgasms. That’s Sex.
To be able to change whatever they like in their world. That’s Power.
To be able to buy everything they want. That’s Money.
To show that they can buy everything they want. That’s Status.
To not have to deal with annoying and scary uncertainity. That’s Security.
To feel understood, accepted and supported. That’s Friendship.
To read, write, paint, cook, sing, dance, watch TV, laugh, sniffle, giggle and cry. That’s Fun.

So our definitions differ, so some of us rank them differently from the way some of you do. Does a difference in our body plumbing necessarily make us that different? Get my drift, Mr.Nandy?


About IdeaSmith

IdeaSmith is the digital doppelganger of Ramya Pandyan (intrepid train-traveller and frequent spouter of post-midnight rhymes and rants). As IdeaSmith she battles obscurity and slays boredom with her stories about men, books, digitalia and Mumbai. She performs live and also blogs, tweets, Instagrams, Facebooks, +G’s, Youtubes and Goodreads all as IdeaSmith. Ramya is a blogger, digital storyteller and spoken word performer. She also runs a forum for aspiring writers called Alphabet Sambar. Tweet-bomb her at @ideasmithy.

Posted on June 12, 2005, in Battle of the sexes, On a lighter note.., Survival Guide. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. indeed ms. smithy. very well summed. but i think men get cofused with too many options. so u have to reduce the list for them. put it as money (which will include power and status in it), security, love (that will include friendship, fun, sex, respect and admiration). so we now have a smaller list of 3 items that captures all of them 🙂 once again, very well summed.

  2. and ther beauty is as we ARE love we dont NEED or WANT it, we have to just discover it. once that is established, security is also established as for money, when there is security, you find the flow of you and money along with you (lakshmi!!)!

  3. What happened to Ice Cream?–>

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