"You gotta do what you gotta do".....
Robert_Wyatt (Gamers; 8345)
Posted on: 09-04-2019 19:29.
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And in the past where gender/sex roles were binary and harshly defined, a woman who stepped up to her responsibilities would have/should have been recognized for it but in a way that reinforces/acknowledges the types of obligations and difficulties that come with being a woman specifically, a mother, a wife, etc in the traditional nuclear family.
Same for men. Work for the family to bring home the bacon and provide shelter.
And in both instances, reinforce the good that comes with these social and familial necessities, further reinforcing the dichotomies between the sexes. "Women are these qualities and men are these qualities".
There's photos of my grand dad back on the farm in the 30s where he looks straight out of some period western. Handsome guy. Living off the land. If he didn't hunt it, fish it, or plow it then he often didn't eat.
When you're dirt fucking poor and are the breadwinner and cornerstone of the family unit, you don't have to get shit off your chest and suss it out. Maybe you don't want your kids to know their station in life and you just kind of keep this stuff to yourself.
That's the vibe I get from older generations, regardless of their particular hustle.
“Here’s another question I have. How come when it’s us, it’s an abortion, and when it’s a chicken, it’s an omelette? Are we so much better than chickens all of a sudden? When did this happen, that we passed chickens in goodness. Name 6 ways we’re better than chickens... See, nobody can do it! You know why? ‘Cause chickens are decent people.“
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