I was reading the Canterbury Tales and finished the Wife of Bath's Tale. TL;DR the story teaches several lessons, one of them being what women want. When the knight went near and far to find the answer, he received too many different answers. Some saying women wanted material items, good sexual pleasure, many different partners, freedom, no judging on faults, seen as perfect, et cetera. However, the final answer came out to be that what all women really want was self rule over their husbands or lovers and for him to place her above himself. All the women in the court, young and old, agreed and the knight was right.
Anyways, do you agree or not agree with this outlook on what women want? Keep in mind that this is what ALL women want, not individual wants. Anyone want to elaborate or explain this answer or theirs, too?
- Yes, women want power over their partners.9% (1)50% (2)20% (3)Vote
- No, women want something else besides power over their partners.64% (7)0% (0)47% (7)Vote
- Both answers are partially correct.18% (2)25% (1)20% (3)Vote
- I have no idea!9% (1)25% (1)13% (2)Vote
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Women all seek power over their partners but if the actually get it, they lose respect for him. Once they no longer respect the man, they lose interest in him. What they want and what they need are two different things. Seeking power over her man is the way women test men to see if he is strong and worthy enough, to remain her partner. Most women don't even realize they test men like this. This is why they tend to be more attracted to a**holes over nice guys. It wouldn't be a problem, but boys are currently being raised to be weak and always cave into what the woman wants. This has created weak men that women are not happy with.1