[LMB] Betan control of pregnancy

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Tue Nov 10 18:22:04 GMT 2015

On Mon, Nov 9, 2015 at 7:55 PM, Aruvqan <aruvqan at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11/9/2015 2:24 PM, Sylvia McIvers wrote:
>> Many women don't want to raise someone else's child - hence the wicked
>> step-mother trope. Sadly, 'the boyfriend beat up/killed the kid' is a
>> truism, but did not become a literary trope. How did that happen?

> Good question, because it would make sense - though there are enough
> stories about being forced to marry someone you don't love, or who are
> yucky in some manner. Perhaps instead of the Evil Stepfather killing kid,
> it is the kid being forced away in some manner [being forced to marry in
> the case of girls and forced to go on an adventure/join the army/monastary
> for boys]
> Though from what I understand, more women died leaving children than men -
> burnt in a cooking accident and childbirth both were top killers of women
> followed by illness and other random injury.

I will match your fire & childbirth fatalities with farm implements & war.
Sickles are sharp, tractors are heavy.


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