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Saw a program last night on the LIME channel............
February 23, 2007
2:40 pm
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It was approx a 90 minute program/drama entitled: "When Men and Women Become Unglued." (or something like that.)

Did anyone catch this?

I thought that it was going to be a movie - but actually - it was more like a documentary based out of Montreal. It addressed different single people and their expectations and thougts about the single life.

It was a real "eye-opener" for me in that it compared the "recipe" for what was the norm and ideal back in the 1950's....(you know - for women - graduate from college - get married -have children - white pickett fence and all) against what all went down in the 70's and the women's liberation movement.

The "fallout" of all this, as it were, according to these candid situations of current singles in their 30's and 40's was that where do we go from here?

What I surmised from the whole thing was that....say - in the 1950's - women were sort of taught or encouraged by society to look out for a good man whom will support them. The "man" was to take care of the "outside world" while the "woman" was in charge of all of the domestic duties.

So - OK - in the 60's and 70's - we burned our bras - realized that we didn't need a "man" or anyone else for that matter....so on and so on.......

But now, according to this program - the "roles" of men and women were blurred and kind of like a ship out in the middle of a storm without a compass, is what I gleaned.

Perhaps - after all the dust is settled - women will realize that it doesn't have to be an either/or sort of proposition.

It's kind of like we (women) went from one extreme to the other. No more flitty 50's wives - like our mothers....then again - the single females nowadays are realizing their potential in the workplace - have jobs - can be financially free - but how does this whole "intimacey (spelling? - too lazy to look it up in the dictionary) thing" come into play?

Really thought provoking.

I wonder what my fiancee's 16 year old daughter thinks about her future?

I guess that the ultimate answer would be for her to know her OPTIONS!!!!

That it is OK for her to EITHER want to opt for a more traditional lifestyle of marrying and having kids AND/OR pursue a career.

Maybe this all just takes time as each generation goes by.

(Anyway, this show really struck a cord with me and just wanted to share a few of my thoughts.)

February 23, 2007
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That sounds like a really interesting show, tBt. Wish I had seen it. I hope I'll get a chance to see it sometime.

I'm interested to hear comments from anyone else who saw it. Anybody??

February 23, 2007
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TGT and Kroika

I didn't see the program, but I would be interested, too. I am still amazed at how my beliefs about gender specific roles are culturally entrenched in the 50s- and before. Despite my incredible Gramma, and my mother who encouraged me to have a career. But they did both- worked outside the home, and did all the traditional "womanly" duties.

Bevdee

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