Gail Shust, Anthropologist

Gail Shust, Anthropologist

Through dinner conversation, summer board game play and my continued fascination with the useless nuances of life, I have recently made an important observation.  I haven’t quite honed it, so bear with me, but the general concept goes something like this–

People can be broadly divided into social groups based on which character they choose to be in the game, ‘Clue.’

As far as I can tell, most women (or girls really, how many grown women are playing Clue?) are immediately drawn to Miss Scarlet.  Oh sure, she has the superficial looks, but what can she bring to the game aside from that?  So, if you’re a little more creative, you might gravitate toward Professor Plum.  Sense of humor?  Colonel Mustard is your guy. On a whim maybe somebody will go for Miss Peacock.  Mr. Green?  Who are you?  And don’t even get me started on Misses White.

Monopoly‘ brings up a whole other set of issues, but we’ll save that for another day.

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