[LMB] OT: Gender Roles
lmb at matija.com
Mon Sep 27 22:23:00 BST 2021
On 27/09/2021 16:26, Louann Miller wrote:
>> A generation or two ago, "boy's can't" included any form of daily food
>> shopping & cooking, such that a widower alone* in the house could starve
>> because he had no idea how to feed himself.
>> [*] alone, ie no housekeeper, helpful neighbors, or siblings.
> Which is why during those times, the traditional method for a single woman
> 'setting her cap for' a widower involved first pitching in and then taking
> over cooking and cleaning activities for him.
And just think of how many other options you have to close off for women
before "marrying a widower" becomes an attractive way of
surviving/making a living.
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