The very early feminists argued that women’s greatest handicap was financial dependence: while ever men controlled the purse-strings they exerted great power over those who needed the money. This is why financial independence – and the education that was necessary to achieve it – were among the first demands of the feminist platform. Centuries of […]
This is the manuscript blog; Best read in sequence so start with 1 and work your way through. Enjoy!
The words we use in everyday language did not arrive on earth pure and ready made. They have been ‘invented’ over the generations by certain people who need them and use them. The words that get into the dictionary – and shape the meanings for all the community – are those of public figures who give speeches and write books and articles and make pronouncements. Their words of approval and disapproval, of praise and scorn and fear and fantasy, are the ones that have endured in books and papers and official documents.
These words – and the way they are used – are quoted and recorded, and provide the definitions of meanings for the rest of us as well.
This is the manuscript blog; new sections added every few days. Best read in sequence so start with 1 and work your way through enjoy, get mad, and comment! ~ dale This is the start of my book – WHATS WRONG WITH WOMEN – and I hope to write about two to three blogs a […]
Once upon a time – before the industrial revolution – maybe even before clocks – the terms ‘work-life-balance’ wouldn’t have meant very much. Work and life were pretty well the same thing – for women and men. People got up with the sun and went to bed with the sun; no electric light, no books, […]