Yes, well. That was more than a nap. That was a trip out of this world. I slept for about three hours. I had one telephone call and message that I didn't even hear at all ... (that would be you, Kimmie). So, another day with only limited productivity. I wrote in my head as I was falling asleep, but I have forgotten what I was writing about. At least I am still not depressed. That feels like an accomplishment.
I have a question for those of you who were my schoolmates, or are around my age (and you know who you are). I was remarking to Kathleen that as a child the general attitude about women, and certainly in my household, was that women were not very smart nor capable. That was an accepted generalization around my house, much as the certainty that the sun would rise each day. I cannot remember anything specific my father said about my mother, other than the repeated refrain that she "could not find a goat in a phone booth." Yes, it is funny. But it is also quite demeaning. I do not remember him ever saying that to anyone else, say, my brothers.
So, my question is this: did you percieve a general level of animosity and dismissiveness toward the intellectual powers and general capability of women in your own house? I know what was out there in the culture at large, but did you feel in quite clearly in your own home and around you? Did either of your parents ever address you in a gender demeaning way?
Okay, and here's another question: how would you describe the Okay, and here's another question: how would you describe the expression on my face here?
Hope I am not being a pest, asking for answers.
I was a bit behind on my posts, trying to get one a day for a year, so I am catching up.
And I seem to be thinking a lot, too.