Saturday, 24 September 2011
I can't wrap my head around such a concept. We see it in Hollywood-- these women who, historically, plan to marry a rich man and take his entire wealth. Yet it seems to me that with the way our world is changing, people are after love in a marriage first and foremost before monetary stability.
Take "Legally Blonde," for example. Ali Larter's character, Brooke, is widowed. Her late husband, Hayworth, was filthy rich and a good deal older than she. She is on trial for the murder of Hayworth because it is believed that she married him for the money. She didn't-- she wasn't a gold-digger.
Then, we have another modern example of gold-digging-- only this time the 'digger in question is a man. In Destiny's Child's song "Bills, Bills, Bills" Beyonce sings about a man who uses his girlfriend for cash to pay his "automobills" and more.
Does this properly exemplify the elimination of the female gold-digger? Or, is it just a tired topic?
I know plenty of women who joke about marrying a rich man, but the reality (at least for them) is that they're all really after love and companionship.
Are the gold-digging women stealthily hiding? Have you ever been involved with a gold-digger-- female or male?