Monday, November 11, 2013

When Girl Fight

The First Rule of Girls' Fight Club is not to talk about Girls' Fight Club.

Okay, this is entirely fictional; but why is there such a compelling interest from guys when two or more girls or women fight?  The participants are rarely skilled; there's a lot of hair-pulling and verbal abuse.

I'll offer a few possibilities for consideration:

1.  A girls' fight reveals a different side of girls: rather than seeming demure and quiet, they are noisy and forceful.

2.  Girls actually physically fighting is a rare event; the novelty itself attracts attention.

3.  The participants are rarely skilled at fighting by throwing punches or blocking them.  But there's a lot of scratching, hair-pulling, bumping and name-calling for the audience to enjoy.

4.  The participants tend to pull at each others' clothing, among other things.  And there's the possibility of the audience seeing parts of the body bared that are normally clothed.

5.  While there are some girls who have a reputation for toughness, rude people enjoy seeing the fighters experiencing an actual loss of class from this plebian activity.  ["Well, look at Miss Priss -- she's brawling like a common barfly!"] 

And, for God's sake, why is it referred to as a "cat fight"?  No cats are harmed in the process.

8 comments:

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

I think the short answer is that guys like to watch fights, and girls fighting is unusual.

TexWisGirl said...

i think #4 is key. :)

Duckbutt said...

I think so too.

Mike said...

Another vote for number 4.

Bilbo said...

Okay, I'll make it unanimous: #4.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Wouldn't it be more efficient if they went to a strip show instead?

MarkD60 said...

I've heard that a man should never try to break up a girl fight, because they'll both turn on him!

Cloudia said...

So much good stuff I missed while out changing the world! ♥