Beauty and the Beholder: Advice from the Battlefield of the Sexes


“Dear Harriette: My husband has a wandering eye, and I need him to stop this behavior. Last week we went on a dinner date, and my husband’s neck was on a swivel. In walks a group of ladies, one of whom caught my husband’s eye. This made me furious, but I did not want to make a scene in the restaurant. What should I say to him?—Private Eyes. (from Harriette Cole’s advice column ‘Sense and Sensitivity’)

Proletariat or mogul,
Most every man does like to ogle.

When pretty women slither by,
He’ll cast on them a roving eye.

In full disclosure and confession,
I do it too but with discretion.

It’s in our genes, a trait we share:
When beauty’s near, we like to stare.

But if you value married life,
Don’t ogle when you’re with your wife.


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  • You can't prevent ogling, but the women are eventually going to win the battle of the sexes. Maybe thanks to the divorce court, though.

  • In reply to jack:

    Jack, I capitulated long ago.

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