Thread: Doonan Women
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Old Nov 28 2004, 03:52 PM   #4
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Default Re: Doonan Women

Originally Posted by Linmag
Do you think that could be something to do with the nature of the world they're on? On a low-tech agrarian colony world, 'housekeeping' would be much more of a full-time job than it is for most women in the western world at the moment.

The other side of the coin is also represented, by the Gringg space captain who has given birth to two cubs during the course of her voyage of exploration, and still has at least the younger one with her. This is also accepted without comment as perfectly normal.
Lin I was mostly referring to Decision at Doona (current read) but I didn't make that very clear so fair enough
Having said that, generally in Anne's books the women have a 'real' job as well as any housekeeping that may need to be done. The majority of women portrayed in Decision at Doona didn't seem to feel the need to be Vets or go herd cattle etc.
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