|re: SF Bay Area Cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: findley (findleymath.berkeley.edu)|
|Date: Mon, 11 Jan 93 12:33 CST|
Hello, I seem to have touched off something with a reference to women's cohousing. I'm really not sure how I feel about a women's community as a permanent place to live; I have grown sons, a brother, and a father, to all of whom I am very closely connected, and I would not live anywhere where they would not be completely welcome visitors. On the other hand, cohousing seems to occupy the place where family and society meet. We do expect to choose those with whom we live in a household on the basis of our personal proclivities and comfort levels, accepting our limitations in the amount of diversity we can tolerate in our own personal living space -- bathrooms and kitchens. In a small cohousing community where a lot of decisions are made jointly, whether people can learn to understand each other is a really important issue. I know a few fine people (of my own race and gender) with whom I don't think I would voluntarily live in community, because the emotional wear and tear would just be too exhausting. Is it legitimate to take these questions into account in forming a cohousing group? And, what if some people believe there are some groups of people they can never live in close association with? I don't have this belief myself; but it seems to me that if some women, for example, feel that they can't live closely with any men, then probably everyone is better off if they live separately as long as they feel that way. Rachel Findley math.berkeley.edu
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