Stupid CNN has an article about "10 Key Pieces Every Woman Should Own." (I'm not going to link, because if you really want to, you can find it easily. But why would you want to.) The article suggests clothing stuffs.
So here, for your benefit, is Bardiac's Ten Things Every Woman Should Own:
1. A bank account. In your own name, even if you're married.
2. A Towel and a toothbrush. Just in case you decide to travel.
3. Good Walking shoes. You know, shoes you can put on and just go. In some places, sandals may be a better choice. I trust you to decide for yourself. (And if walking's a problem, then whatever works best for you to get yourself around as comfortably as possible.)
4. A library card. That is, if you're lucky enough to live in a place with a public library. Library cards are wonderful things and can give you access to lots of information. Hopefully, you'll have access to all sorts of information that you might find useful without anyone censoring it.
Okay, so it's not really ten things. It's four things. Five if you count the towel and toothbrush separately. Six if you also count each shoe or sandal separately.
It might be good to own more, but maybe not. I mean, I teethed on car keys and I have a deep and abiding love for cars, but I could easily imagine not wanting one if I were to live in a city with great public transportation.
And I feel that having a credit card gives me a sense of freedom, but it's not like credit cards are really useful everywhere, and some people are better off without.
But I own only one of the things in the CNN list (a blazer, though mine is grey not black). Clearly I'm totally inadequate as a CNN woman. I'm going to go home and drown my sorrows in lemonade or something while I sit on my deck and listen to a book on tape I borrowed from the library.