Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Not Gender-impaired

Before the late 1960s, most mainstream American men did not have m/any 'female' domestic skills due to their being raised 'masculinely'.

I was an exception, raised as an only child until 10 (1952) when my sister Nancy was born, so I was taught how to cook, sew, wash dishes, & wash clothes, hang them out to dry, take them in & fold them, etc. (qua girl), as well as chop & saw wood, repair a bicycle (qua boy.) My range of domestic skills isn't gender-impaired, nor is my sister's, who reminds me that she can use various hand-tools.

My being unable to drive a car is quite another matter.

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