I remember the first article I ever read written by a guy who preferred Mary Ann generally cited the notion that he felt Ginger was too self-absorbed to ever be concerned about his needs and wants. I got the distinct impression that he preferred Mary Ann because he felt she would be someone who would generally be at his beck and call. If anything, I would wager that the purportedly earthy Mary Ann is even more of an unrealistic fantasy figure than the glamorous, mercurial Ginger. Even if they tried, it’s not likely that any man would be able to find an individual who is as compliant, complacent, submissive, and subservient as Mary Ann was. As such, I’m not sure why some people have such an extreme perspective on Ginger. I think her character is a kind of a Rorschach Test of people’s perceptions and opinions about women.