Sex And The Modern City (1.05) - The Power of the Female Sex

Alright, so this episode starts off with Carrie and Samantha trying to get into a new restaurant, only to be flat out denied. The pair believes it’s because they’re not men.

I’m a twenty-something girl who lives in the city myself, and I can personally attest to being treated unfairly by my fellow gals when I’m out trying to have a good time with my girls too.

We’ve all had this happen to us, waiting at the bar in a what appears to be a sea of men, only to be passed out time and time again because the bartenders are of the same sex, and presumably don’t think we’re going to tip them as much.

Exploiting our sexuality as women is totally cool when we can do it to get what we want out of men, but at what cost to our fellow ladies right? Is our money not good enough?! 

I can promise you this bae, I was most certainly going to tip you, but now that you’ve skipped my turn at least three times, you and I just proved our own points, so thanks for the legally poured cocktail with no garnish.
Carrie’s describes her friend Amalita as the friend having a life that was a “blur of rich men, designer clothes and glamorous resorts” – who didn’t actually work for a living.

Carrie then poses the question “Where’s the line between professional girlfriend, and just plain professional?”

I’ve never had any friends who match this description but we live in a world that’s bombarded with them on social media. Constant travel, bikini clad, and all designer everything. With women still not earning every cent on the dollar, what’s the harm…right?
“Women have the right to any means at their disposal to achieve power” – Samantha

If you’ve got it, flaunt it. If that’s how that saying goes, then how come we look down at other women for working what they’ve got to get ahead?
This issue comes to fruition because the man that Carrie ends up spending the night, with leaves her cash on the nightstand when he leaves the hotel – essentially paying her for the night they spent together. 

“Money is power, sex is power, therefore getting money for sex is simply an exchange of power” – Samantha

I took a Sex course in college (no, it was not about positions, it really wasn’t sexual in that sort of way at all) and we debated the issue of prostitution. Should it be legal? If certain precautions were put into place so that it was regulated and safe for both parties, would it be looked at differently in the eyes of society?

When men want to negotiate their salaries, it often comes across as a very reasonable ask by their employer (most of the time, and of course this is a generalization). Speaking with my fellow friends and colleagues, this isn’t always the case for women. Why is that?