Toby Young: Sex and the City Depicts An "Essentially Pre-Feminist Society"Jessica G.5/12/08 3:30pmFiled to: scary sadshawscarrie bradshawgettyHow to Lose Friends and Alienate Peoplejane austenSarah Jessica ParkerSex And The CityCandace BushnellToby Young190EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkOne of the things that stuck in my craw about the Sarah Jessica Parker profile in New York Mag was when SJP claimed that Carrie didn't care about Big's money. "I really don't think that money was a criteria," Parker told writer Emily Nussbaum. "It never would have occurred to her to take money from a man." British writer and Candace Bushnell buddy argues that Carrie does indeed care about money. In fact, she and the other SatC heroines care so much about money that, Young writes, "once you remove the pixie dust of female camaraderie, contemporary New York emerges as an essentially pre-feminist society in which the courtship rituals are strikingly similar to those depicted in the novels of Jane Austen."