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Inside Work … Women’s Work?

“Inside work, women's work … outside work, men's work.” These words have gotten the King into so much trouble. He was telling me that a woman's place is in the kitchen.. after all, “inside work, women's work….outside work, men's work… “was the words that came out of his mouth. I was stacking wood, and he was chopping it… I looked at him and said. “Really?”  I put the log down on the ground and started to walk to the house. He asked where I was going, we aren't done here yet, he replied. I repeated his words back at him.  “inside work, women's work….outside work, men's work …” He starts walking with me and says, I wasn't talking about you.  I said, Oh,so you don't consider me a woman?  NO, no, you are putting words in my mouth. And then I put the finally nails into it… “Oh, you know how you like to cook? Well, you can't do that… after all… outside work, men's work.. not in the kitchen/From A Simple Mind. More here.

Question: How do you divide duties in your house/property?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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