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Re: time to vent now gender/work

> ... why
> do I have to have my own snow shovel? <LOL>

Could it be because you have your own toilet brush? tee hee!

Just joshin' ya.  The stereotypes you wrote of all expect everyone to be
part of a reproductive family.  That's not how it is for everyone, but it is


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 6:46 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] time to vent now gender/work

> Well, I've never lived in the Bible belt and probably never will, though
> since I left western Massachusetts I somehow keep ending up in very
> conservative counties/towns.  There are a LOT of people out there who
> dad brings home the paycheck, fixes the car, and mows the lawn while mom
> keeps the house, fixes dinner and raises the kids; or if that's not how
> happening, it's the way it should (always) happen.  If there is no dad,
> mom should find one.
> And in my experience it's about equally men and women who think this way.
> In many cases women are still not paid equivalent salaries, because after
> all, they are assumed to be bringing home the second paycheck.  Guess
> I was lucky to be raised with the belief that we are each capable of doing
> what needs to be done, if not by ourselves, then together.  The
> didn't apply.  But manners did... which is a funny sort of juxtaposition,
> but then again, manners are based on good old-fashioned courtesy which is
> not necessarily restricting either.
> Around here, as far as yard work and snow shovelling, it certainly is more
> convenient to stay warm and relaxed inside while the men do the work...
> do I have to have my own snow shovel? <LOL>
> Libby
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 7:06 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] time to vent!
> > All this "men's work/women's work" stuff is gibberish to me. I was born
> > in the early 30s [very early, Hoover was president] when that sort of
> > nonsense was accepted by most people. But times change and continue to
> > change. Women have been more-or-less liberated from such stupid
> > stereotypes. Or so I thought. But maybe not in the bible belt. Hello?
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