the little brown bear read out of his new book. (anotheryourself) wrote in r_a_r_,
the little brown bear read out of his new book.

finished the book!

ch. 13

this chapter is about housework and whether women should be paid to do it. mostly it works as a socialist critique of the idea, but it does bring up the sheltered ideas of white women, that if housework becomes something they get paid for, it will be more freeing, while forgetting that women of color have been drudges of the paid-housework system for a long time.

an interesting thought that's also introduced is that the black women heroes of the previous chapters are not extraordinary black women, but just women who use the strength and fortitude that they've gained from their history of slavery. which makes me wonder again about the lack of heroes now and if under harsher circumstances there would be more people strong and tired enough to stand up.
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