[LMB] Spirit Ring - Fathers & Daughters

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Mon Sep 13 18:25:26 BST 2021



> On Sep 7, 2021, at 1:39 PM, Tony Zbaraschuk <tzbarasc at lasierra.edu> wrote:
> 
> It's worth noting that the women's rights revolution in the 19th century
> followed not very long after the development of mechanical weaving and
> spinning, and preceded the demographic transition by decades.  Freeing up
> time from spinning and weaving opened up huge new opportunities.  (Girls
> were spinning from about age 4, and weaving from not too much later,
> because if they didn't nobody had clothes, which had many undesirable
> consequences.)
It’s also a point in Komarr where Cordelia and her aunt are discussing the
Advantages of modern vs. the romantic olden daze. IIRC Liz talks disparagingly
about her sheep infected village, and being bad at weaving.

It’s a meme, I think and should be a TVTROPE..




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