Handbags and Women-Choice or Biological Destiny?


Visitors: 388

Handbags have been one of the necessities of life for women ever since recorded history began. It was important to have the items that one used often close at hand and articles found in a purse have ranged from ornate sewing scissors (17th century)to todays mandatory cell phone and credit cards.

Why is it that women carry their belongings around and men just have their wallets? My opinion is that the need to carry something to hold goods is a fundamental need rooted in the biology of females. Who is the main caregiver of the family from prehistory to the present? Yes, I know that traditional roles are gradually evolving but what person in the “traditional" family is the most responsible for taking care of everyone? In most cases, it it the woman who gets people organized and make sure everyone has whatever they need.

Biologically speaking, the female of our species takes care of her offspring and makes sure that all needs will be taken care of once the home is left. I believe that this has evolved into women carrying all that they need and what everyone else could possibly want in their handbag. To illustrate - when you go out with a male friend do you ask him for tissues, pen, or paper? No - you ask another female. Another nuturer is more likely to have some basic necessities than a male.

Am I saying that there is a basic “purse carrying" gene? No - what I am saying is that, biologically speaking, females are the caregivers of the world and have always had this role thrust upon them since the beginning of Homo sapiens. It is our destiny (both physically and psychologically) to make sure that the world is in order. We can't handle the entire planet but we do our best to organize our own particular sphere! Our “caregiving" instincts are attuned to others and, if we fight this destiny, there is a feeling of things not being “quite right" around us. So enjoy carrying your handbag and know that you are making the global community a better place for all!

About The Author

Henrietta is a handbag designer and can be found at




Article Source:

Rate this Article: 
Trendy Women Wear Italian Designer Handbags
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes

Related Articles:

Birkin Handbags-Your Choice, Your Legacy

by: Tommy Martin (May 26, 2010) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews/Fashion Style)

Wristlets: A Wiser Choice Over the Traditional Handbags

by: Yani Lacbayen (March 16, 2011) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews/Fashion Style)

Women of Purpose and Divine Destiny!

by: Tracy Cavelli-Trussell (July 31, 2008) 
(Womens Interests)

Hermes Kelly and Prada Handbags Are Ideal Choice For High class People

by: Jason V Goldman (July 12, 2008) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews/Fashion Style)

Picture Handbags for the Trendy Women

by: Mario JM Churchill (January 15, 2007) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews)

GERARDINI Valentine Handbags for Women

by: Katrina Zhang (June 09, 2012) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews/Collectible Jewelry)

Selecting Women's Handbags That Fit Your Style

by: Diane Winter (January 27, 2007) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews)

Different Types of Handbags For Stylish Women Today

by: Janet Verra (December 14, 2008) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews/Fashion Style)

Coach Ergo Handbags - Sleek And Sophisticated For Women Like You

by: Nicole Ross (June 20, 2007) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews)

Trendy Women Wear Italian Designer Handbags

by: Daniela Colleo (July 11, 2008) 
(Shopping and Product Reviews/Fashion Style)