|RE: male participation or lack of||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rowenahc (rowenahccs.com)|
|Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2000 07:56:26 -0700 (MST)|
The men here do alot of cleanup, after regular common house meals. But if it is just a potluck, they never do. My guess is it's the difference between recognized and unrecognized work. This must be a cultural thing. The men regularly participate in both cooking and clean-up here at CambridgeCoho - but this is the land of the pointy-headed liberals! Moreoever, we have several guys who do behind the scenes stuff for which they prefer not to be praised. For instance we have some anonymous "gnomes" who regularly take out the trash and recycle bins for my portion of our development (we are townhouses and apartments) and most of the grass mowing and snow shovelling is done informally and without recognition primarily (but not totally) by men. However, our Events Committee is all female and most of the community celebrations do tend to be planned by the women. On the other hand, most building projects and so on tend to be planned and carried out by the men. Gardening, like cooking, is definitely an equal-opportunity activity! When it comes down to it, people do what they like to do which also tends to be what they are good at. Teach your children well.... Rowenahc CambridgeCohousing
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