[LMB] Spirit Ring - Fathers & Daughters

WILLIAM A WENRICH wawenri at msn.com
Tue Sep 7 02:54:28 BST 2021


Technology freed women. When a week’s worth of a family’s clothes takes more than a day to wash, when food must be purchased every day, when spinning is a constant activity then some one will have to do the work. Think of the amount of time Fawn and Nattie spend spinning.

William A Wenrich
Christian, Husband, Father, Granddaddy, Son, & American. Here I am. I can do no other. God help me!
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Subject: Re: [LMB] Spirit Ring - Fathers & Daughters

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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