Reading a fairly recent police procedural, last night I read a line from the lead detective, “wine is a woman’s go-to drink”, which I feel is going to have some bearing on the plot development. I was quite surprised as I would have thought gin rather than wine. Any thoughts?
Categorising women as responding en masse in a particular way is kinda done now.
(Says the middle class, middle aged, entitled, slightly angry, fragile, bought up in a fundamentally racist and sexist society, white man).
Batten down the hatches!!!
The same thought passed through my mind! I truly hope the book in question was published at least back in the '80s.
The comedian Al Murray (the pub landlord) used to have a show in the early 2000s called “And a glass of white wine (or other fruit-based drink) for the lady”. Hilariously satirised gender and drinking.
Well, Netflix has been mentioned, so it’s from within the last 20 years or so.
Sexism aside I was surprised by the “observation” as a basis for deductive reasoning. (A wine bottle has been found near the crime scene). It’s just not an observation that would have occurred to me.
Me neither. Extraordinary for the present day, I’d have thought!
Does that make me a woman?
Doesn’t sound like deductive reasoning to me.
Well, it’s a “free on kindle” novel, so I guess something can be deduced from that!
Well, it’s this woman’s go-to drink, but that’s just anecdotal evidence
You didn’t do it, did you?
Oh, not me! I haven’t got the bottle (pun completely intended!)
out of interest, what country is the author from?
I think England. It’s set in Essex.
Wonder what a man’s is then?
Lager? As opposed to real ale
Not whisk(E)y, wine, hipster craft beer?
Interesting…perhaps a straw poll for the community males is in order.
Dunno about all the other guys, but I’m now starting to doubt my self-assigned gender identity
Brighton is the place for you!