Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Susan B Anthony Amendment, Anyone?

One of my favorite "new" places to browse online is Google Trends. Here is where the almighty google showcases their "hottest" searches for the day.

I never really quite get why a search terms shows up there, from either a technical standpoint (how does google rank this?) or from a "what the hell are people typing that into google for?" perspective.

For example, the term, "susan b anthony amendment" is the hottest term on google right now.


Yes, it's named for the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. That's a pretty big deal, for now we men have another demographic to blame for all of our societal ills.

But you want to know why the term is so hot? Because it was on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. OH my freaking god.

Here's irony at its finest.
  • Women were given the right to vote in 1920
  • Women make up the largest portion of the "daytime TV" audience
  • Women don't know the answer to the question on an infinitely stupid gameshow called Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
  • Women google the term
  • Women show that perhaps they don't deserve to vote or own property, unless it's a purse or something else totally impractical, like high heels, another wallet, or another purse
I'm not trying to offend women. I guess it just comes naturally!


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