[LMB] Spirit Ring - Fathers & Daughters

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Mon Sep 6 21:26:30 BST 2021

It's very easy to condemn characters that think educating women was a
waste.  But, for quite a long part of European history, it =was=.  (Other
world cultures are too complex for me to say anything about.)  There's no
point in giving young women skills they won't have an opportunity to use.

Not until women have the freedom to not spend their entire lives gestating
and caring for children do their non-homemaking skills matter.  And that's
determined by when infant mortality is reduced to the point that people can
reasonably expect an infant to survive to adulthood.

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