Facts of Life 

Historically men were more important that women and children. I am not going to do a breakdown of how race, ethnicity, social class, age, and religion tie into this, but in most cultures, men are dominant, in control, and considered more important. Although, great strides have been made, with Women’s Rights/Feminism and Child Abuse Protection Laws, the historical foundation of putting men before women and children, still affects us today when it comes to gender roles, wage gaps, and the rates of children who are abused, neglected, and living in poverty.

Here is a brief history from History Magazine, on how taking a bath was considered a privilege, and men received the benefit of that privilege:

“Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children — last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it — hence the saying, ‘Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.’ …Additionally bathing was so rare that there were no bathing tubs.” -Harbor Moorshead (“Facts” About the 1500s?)

 

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Pinkspen

Pinkspen is a female, a girl, a growing woman, and first and foremost, a mother to a beautiful daughter. She wants daughter to learn to be the best version of herself; to become the strong, modest, and purposeful lady, that she knows she will be one day.  Pinkspen graduated from California University of Pennsylvania, with a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in Creative Writing, BA, and a MASTER'S DEGREE in Social Work, MSW. She is in the process of attaining her LSW and eventually my LCSW. Although, her passion is working with youth and families, she has always wanted to become a known writer who supports Childhood Development, Anti-Bullying, Healthy Relationships, Equality, and the Empowerment of all Women.  LADYHOOD journey, will hopefully help teens entering college and young women everywhere to see that they are capable of being the best versions of themselves; "we are more than what popular culture says we are." Together we can take this journey of LADYHOOD and advocate for women's rights, peace, self-love, and equality for all women.

6 thoughts on “Facts of Life 

    1. Thank you -Eugenia !!! The site is for sure a work in progress! I appreciate your feedback! Any suggestions on how I can make it easier to navigate or the look, color, etc?

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