Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Poll: Purse vs. Bag
becca informs me that no one calls purses purses anymore. They're bags. I don't like the word. Why be generic? Bag makes me think of those flimsy plastic numbers I get too many of at the grocery store. There are gas bags, bags of bones, and bags under the eyes, none of which you really want to think about. Now a purse, that has strings that control the money. A purse makes me think of lux leather or rich fabric holding all the brick-a-brac I carry to arm myself for the day.I worry that bag is an attempt to be gender neutral. But I don't think you're being gender neutral if a term and its perceived femininity is all that would keep a man from purchasing your product. It's not like carrying something is nonsensical for men considering all the tech an such people have on them now.