@readyornot i like six! sad snowy
did dan nosowitz contribute to this post he did didn't he
@Beans Yes, Olen makes the point that they are just hobbies, and the discussion seems to be about women who do this as a way of opting out of working outside the home. But also, about this, that your enjoyment of DIY activities is not some statement on women and their roles today. Even if it is not intended as a statement, one's choice to DIY is still shaped by our socialization. And, in the aggregate, it still has implications for gender balance in the workplace and at home, so it affects future generations' socialization. But I think those implications are greater, economically and socially speaking, when the act is more dramatic, like pulling out of the labor force and doing all the domestic production on your own, rather than working 9-5 and making some marmalade on the weekend.
OHMYGOD YES I'VE BEEN SAYING THIS EXACT THING FOREVER.
Blair White, sounds like you're doing it just right. The part where you're not sure what's a sensible car and whether to hire housecleaners I found especially interesting and relatable. And I also get "virtual Blair," it's surreal that there is a pot of money which just showed up somehow. Good luck with the writing!
@Mike Dang I am not complaining about Robert Redford's lovely face, and I am now genuinely curious about the click response of Leo vs. Robert, given relative exposure levels.
what, you didn't want to use a screen cap of leo?
I'm someone who received a comprehensive-fees merit scholarship, and otherwise was considering another full scholarship or paying full freight at a really expensive school, and I am deeply ambivalent about merit aid. I got to see the admissions process a bit because current scholars helped in selecting new scholars, and I am pretty convinced it is kids with a lot of advantages who qualify for merit aid. One perverse outcome at my school at least was that committing to meet demonstrated need and not having enough funds to go around meant that the school had to recruit from places that didn't demonstrate a lot of need (rich schools). So one potential reform might be to committing to a certain percentage of aid going need-based and a certain percentage going merit-based. I don't think schools are going to give up the merit racket entirely, it helps their numbers too much.
I think I like Mike Dang on a soapbox. Go get 'em, tiger!
I liked Martha Marcy May Marlene better.