Feedback/Notes

 

Latest Activity

Onyango Makagutu commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"Those monks are quite entertaining"
1 hour ago
Mrs.B commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"Great."
3 hours ago
Ian Mason commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"The king of them all. Thunderfingers, The Ox...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASJxApEz_YA"
3 hours ago
Chris B commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"I think the base guitar would have matched Beethoven's moods."
4 hours ago
Mrs.B commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"Screaming tantrum would be more common."
4 hours ago
Stephen Brodie commented on Adriana's group Freethought and Funny Bones
"3-year-old's priceless response after mom "ate all his candy" Children can be so…"
5 hours ago
Mrs.B commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"Funny, but very good."
16 hours ago
Stephen Brodie commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"If Beethoven Were A METAL Bassist..."
16 hours ago
Davy commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"I concur with what you say Loren. I like what Sonya expressed and the stitching of that new garment…"
16 hours ago
Stephen Brodie commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"Silent Monks Sing the Hallelujah Chorus"
17 hours ago
Stephen Brodie commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"Onyango. Many of the friends of Boris and his cabinet have become enormously richer through…"
17 hours ago
Onyango Makagutu commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"Joan, I think I agree with Sonya Taylor. But I am afraid that opportunity flew away long ago. Many…"
23 hours ago
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"The concept of normalcy is a PERSONAL concept. The more one attempts to generalize…"
23 hours ago
Chris B commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"That would be something, Joan!"
23 hours ago
Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and…"
yesterday
Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"It has been years since I read any of Shives works; I want to reread some of his material.…"
yesterday
Joan Denoo commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"“We will not go back to normal.  Normal never was.  Our pre-corona existence was…"
yesterday
Joan Denoo commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"Grinning Cat, the eagerly awaited COVID vaccine brings back memories of when we anxiously waited…"
yesterday
Mrs.B commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"Good!"
yesterday
Joan Denoo commented on Sydni Moser's group Coffee Break
"Mrs. B. I like, "kwitchurrbitchin!"  I am a proud member of the group. "
yesterday

We are a worldwide social network of freethinkers, atheists, agnostics and secular humanists.

How do mothers (usually) bring up boys to respect women as equals? Or not do so?

Who can get through a day of the 2016 presidential campaign and not think of this?

Here's part of how my mom did it in the late 1930s and the 1940s.

I didn't know what she had in mind when she raised us as if there was no such thing as boys' work or girls' work. My brother and I did not help my sister "do the dishes"; we all three did them. Mom taught my brother and me how to prepare simple meals. She once sent my sister out to help my brother and I do yard work but my dad didn't give my sister any work to do. I was in my 20s when mom said she wanted all of us to know how to take care of ourselves.

After I started dating I realized that she did not teach me how to read girls' minds. Troubles followed.

Views: 127

Replies to This Discussion

There are some words I don't forget.

I was maybe twelve when, at a picnic with relatives on my mom's side of the family, I heard an aunt say, "If he hits me one time, there won't be a second time."

I guess it's about having boundaries.

My Mother brought me up to believe that men didn't do house work, and when I was very young she and my sisters would wait on me as if I was a little prince. But something happened when I was about ten my mother went into hospital and I was looked after by my older sister. She slowly but surely taught me to look after my self and to believe that woman were equal to men, but she did this in a kindly way. Ever since I've had no doubt that woman were not equal but superior to men.

I was youngest child, only daughter, and trained from an early age to do everything for everyone, without expecting thanks. After my escape I could only think of equality and I did everything I could to get there.

RSS

© 2021   Created by Atheist Universe.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service