Escaping physical danger with your man purse

Writing in response to Lore Sjöberg’s column in Wired News, Andrew Bradley — a self-described satchel-wearer of a few years — offers an original technique for defending his man-purse-hood:

Fine, the damn thing looks like a purse. What can I do? Men have used purses since they were invented. Long before women were trusted with valuables. I tried calling it a “man-purse” to no avail. It just opens up more questions.

The solution i[s] to say, “This is my man-purse, dammit.”

The mild cuss word brings enough tractor-pull karma into the equation that semantically, it balances out to zero, and I have yet to be beat up.

We believe Mr. Bradley’s claims, but have yet to test his methods.

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