We've been asked, "Why the name 'She Chooses'?"
We chose the name because we think it states so beautifully and succinctly what women want.
Here's a repost of the very first post on our blog, September 12, 2010:
A paraphrase of "The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle." Source: The Camelot Project at the University of Rochester.
While hunting a deer, King Arthur plunged into the forest ahead of his knights. He encountered an enraged man who believed himself wronged by King Arthur. The man swore the king would lose his head if he did not produce, by a certain time, the answer to this question: “What do women want?”
King Arthur and his knight Sir Gawain traveled far and wide to find the answer, but doubted the truth of the answers they had collected. On his continued search, King Arthur met an ugly hag. She knew his quest and demanded to wed Sir Gawain in return for the answer to the question. To save King Arthur’s life, Sir Gawain agreed to the marriage. King Arthur learned the answer and his life was spared.
The wedding between the hag and Sir Gawain took place and the couple retired to their bedchamber. Dutifully, Sir Gawain turned the woman to keep his wedding vows, expecting to see an ugly hag, but instead beheld a beautiful woman.
She told him that she was under a spell that left her beautiful half of each day, and ugly the other half. She gave him the choice of whether he wanted her beautiful in the day where all the court could see her as his beautiful wife - and ugly in their bed at night - or beautiful for him at night, and an ugly hag in public during the day. Sir Gawain pondered.
He said, “You choose.”
And the spell was broken.
Welcome to She Chooses.