Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Man?

Screen Shot 2013-08-25 at 5.55.01 PMOne of the things I love about having a daughter is exposure. Pre-Casey, I never bought dresses, never tied pigtails, never played with Barbies, never had my toenails painted, never watched princess movies. The cliched tough guy might read that last sentence and think, “Who the hell wants that kind of experience?”

Well, I do. I’ve loved them all.

The latest piece of beauty has come over the past three nights, when—at Casey’s request—we’ve been watching “My Fair Lady.” Traditionally, this isn’t the sort of flick I’d gravitate toward. A. Because it’s old; B. Because it’s called “My Fair Lady”; C. Because it stars Audrey Hepburn, who has never interested me.

All that has changed. I loved this movie. Absolutely loved it. The songs. The actors. The plot. It’s a smart, fun experience, and even if most of Hepburn’s musical scenes are dubbed, she shines. For me, the absolute best part (maybe of any musical—ever) comes when Rex Harrison sings, “Why Can’t a Woman be More Like a Man?”

Trust me and watch. Just awesome.


2 thoughts on “Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Man?”

  1. That’s funny. I got hooked on the movie via a late-night viewing on AMC (back when they were American Movie Classics) in the spring of 2000.

    My roommate and I (two 21-year olds) came across one of Harrison’s rants, laughed and somehow watched the rest of it. Went out later that week and bought the widescreen VHS (remember those?). Been a beloved favorite ever since, and I’ve had to defend its placement in my DVD collection often.

  2. I’ve always considered God to be the ultimate programmer. Looking at him in this light leads me to realize that Adam was the beta test, and Eve was the final product.

    Women are smarter, emotionally stronger, can handle higher amounts of pain, and are definitely easier on the eyes than their male counterparts. Let’s face it, the only reason we’re around is to move stuff.

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