I don’t get the handbag thing either, but I’m not very “girly” so that’s probably it.
I drive an SUV and have done for years, though have only just recently moved to the country, but I like the ease of access, for myself and for my parents, and the good sightlines. I try to reverse into a park as it is much safer when you are leaving, you can drive out easily and not worry about someone running behind you ( I do have a reverse cam but it only takes a split second).
I am a reverse snob about coffee. It all takes like muddy water to me unless its flooded with milk and sugar. ( edit spelling)