Thursday, June 15, 2006

Social Mistakes and the Historian

I had some people over to dinner tonight and we started talking about women and work. Some one brought up how long women with young children have worked - suggesting that it a very recent phenomenon. Before I could stop myself I had launched into a lecture on women's roles in families and how society has viewed children since the colonial period to today. What a smuck. Sometimes I wonder how historians ever convince anyone to date/procreate with them. :P

4 comments:

Katrina said...

I'm curious as to what this lecture entailed...

Historians procreate because people like me, who love these rants, fall for them...

Fadzilah said...

Sometimes people like it when we lecture, but just won't admit it. That's how I delude myself.

drhistory said...

That is a good way to think about it fadzilah. Now I just to find someone too polite to roll their eyes. :)

Larry said...

Eliot West, in the intro to one of his books, relays his wife's complaint that he can't tell her about a new stop light on main street "without beginning at the Magna Carta."