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aaaah I hate fucking shoppping malls! I just can't stand it anymore, it's such a waste of time and life, why do women take so long choosing shoes? Why is shopping fun? God damn it get straight to the store choose what you want and leave instead of staying 6 hours!!!!

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Well, in every human culture there is a general dichotomy, perhaps not even necessarily male or female, but one sex usually focuses on the gathering and domestic tasks, and the other on the hunting and construction tasks - I don't quite know why this is - I do recall some footage (Margaret Mead's work, I think) - there was a tribe somewhere in the Pacific who's members had roles opposite that of our convention - the men spent a great deal of time trading and shopping in the market place, searching for the best clothing, bead-work, etc., and doing the domestic work, while the women were actively engaged in hunting, canoe building, etc.. So I suppose it's just the natural assortment of things that go with a certain cultural role - and the natural tendency for the domestically inclined to focus on the details of that role, and to enjoy the finer points of shopping; the more physical and task-oriented members of society find these details too time consuming, as the focus is on fast results, and less on careful details. Compare a watch-maker to a sawyer, for instance..

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I don't mind shopping, but I can't STAND shopping malls! And I don't get the obsession with shoes either. :uhoh:

I hate shopping malls too, more than shopping, I mean, shopping it's ok, but going to shopping malls is waaaaaay worse

HAHAHA! :laugh3:.....Thanks? lol

you're welcome?

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Women are born to shop, experts say


Last updated at 16:52 22 August 2007




shoppingREX070207_228x371.jpg Female talent for finding the household goods is in their evolutionary genes, experts say



Men who hate trawling the shopping centres now have the perfect excuse to stay at home.

Experts have found women are much better than men at finding their way around stores and locating products.

They excel at remembering the location of fruit, vegetables and high-calorie treats.

The researchers say the phenomenon has its roots deep in evolution, in the activities of our forebears.

While men developed the acute sense of direction needed for hunting, women mastered the art of gathering food such as fruits and berries.

According to the University of California researchers, these traits have been passed down, meaning men are better at reading maps while women are stars at shopping.




To test their theory, they sent 86 men and women on a trip around a farmers' market.

Each was given a list of stalls to visit and foods to sample.

They were then asked how much they had liked the foods and to map out the locations of the stalls they had visited.

The women were much more accurate in remembering the stalls' positions.

Further analysis revealed that their memories were influenced not by how much they liked the foods but by the number of calories they contained.

Foods with a high calorie count, such as almonds, olive oil and honey, were remembered better than vegetables and other foods which provide less energy for their size.

Writing in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the res-earchers said this is further evidence of an evolutionary origin, as our ancestors would have needed to memorise the location of the foods that would give the most energy.

They said: "The finding that nutritional quality enhances spatial memory further supports the idea that our task is engaging a foraging-related spatial adaptation."

Men, they said, tend to be better at map-reading - a skill honed through 'pursuing mobile prey over erratic and unpredictable courses'.

British research published this week used our hunter-gatherer ancestors to explain women's preference for pink.

The Newcastle University psychologists said it was likely women honed an ability to pick out the colours when foraging for ripe fruits.

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