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Opinion & Essays Archive

"Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone elses opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation."
 
TO READ ALL THE BACK COLUMNS AND ESSAYS by  Alexandra Ares, CLICK HERE.
 
THE MODERN AMERICAN 
Essay

The modern American, has gone a long way... astray, hasn't he? Read All... 
 
MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE
Satire
 
Most men over a certain age are like peaceful COWS, many are like scared RABBITS, a few are like unlikely PEACOCKS and only one-in-a-million are still pure breed MUSTANGS...
 
 
IS AMERICA BETTER OFF PROMISCUOUS?
Essay
  
Ever wondered what Craigslist tells as about sex and the real America?  I had to write a novel about it in order to find out.  It’s wild.  How did we get here? Read all here... 
 
 
FLESH OF WORDS
Essay
 
When I came to America I felt like Columbus. I was conquered and I was conquering.  Read All...
 
WHY MEN ARE PIGS AND  WOMEN ARE  BITCHES 
Essay

 
My friend Nicole is trying to obtain financing for her first film.  In her mid-thirties, she’s a stunning blonde, but in her work, she downplays her looks and keeps her focus on her project.  Until last week, she thought she had half her financing taken care of.  A financier in his fifties, with whom she had a pleasant business relationship, had all but signed up as her major backer.  Now he’s withdrawn his support. His girlfriend, he shamefacedly admitted to Nicole, “won’t allow” him to follow through.   Read All... 
 
THE JUNO  EFFECT VS. THE MOONSTRUCK AFFECT
Essay
 
Ever wondered how the MBA's have influenced not only our boardrooms, but also our souls, values and bedrooms? I am walking down Fifth Avenue on the sidewalk facing Central Park. It’s the first day of spring and... Read all here...
 
SPIRITUAL OR NOT SPIRITUAL  
Essay 
 
Funny how thoughts can be either diamond or pigs. Speaking of New Year's Resolutions... It’s a new year, and a new beginning for all of us. Read all here... 
 
ARE MEN GOING TO BECOME REDUNDANT?
Essay

null"I think in the future men are going to become redundant. Science will help women find a way to have children without men, and men will gradually disappear as a species. Because more and more men are becoming parasites,” Madeleine told me last night. This shocking opinion was voiced in Central Park; not in a Third World country afflicted by physical violence against women, but in Manhattan, in a county silently afflicted by emotional cruelty against women.“This is kind of radical. Why do you think so?”
 
 
MAY I BUY YOU DINNER?
Essay
 

 

Once upon a time, men used to invite ladies out with a classy:  "May I have the pleasure of your company Saturday night?" or "Would you like to have dinner with me tomorrow?" The focus used to be on sharing the meal, the experience of enjoying someone's presence, not on the commercial aspect of buying a meal. Then, slowly the question degenerated into a straightforward: "May I buy you dinner?" At which I feel like saying, you know what dear? I can buy my own dinner. But if you really want to buy me something nice, you can buy flowers, jewelery, a Coach bag, or even a trip to Paris.