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Barbara Ehrenreich
(1941-____) born on
Aug 26
US writer. She wrote "Witches, Midwives, and Nurses," 1972.
Given the cultural barriers to intersex conversation, the amazing thing is that we would even expect women and men to have anything to say to each other for more than ten minutes at a stretch.

Considering the absence of legal coercion, the surprising thing is that men have for so long, and, on the whole, so reliably, adhered to what we might call the "breadwinner ethic."
In economics, we borrowed from the Bourbons; in foreign policy, we drew on themes fashioned by the nomad warriors of the Eurasian steppes. In spiritual matters, we emulated the braying intolerance of our archenemies, the Shi'ite fundamentalists.
In sci-fi convention, life-forms that hadn't developed space travel were mere prehistory -- horse-shoe crabs of the cosmic scene . . .
A free-enterprise economy depends only on markets, and according to the most advanced mathematical macroeconomic theory, markets depend only on moods: specifically, the mood of the men in the pinstripes, also known as the Boys on the Street.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Tales of the Man Shortage," in Mother Jones (1986; repr. in The Worst Years of Our Lives, 1991).
R: The Hearts of Men, ch. 1 (1983).
A: The Worst Years of Our Lives, "Family Values" (1991), of the "traditional values" adopted by Americans in the eighties. These values formed "part of what may someday be known as the 'Reagan renovati
N: The Worst Years of Our Lives, "Blocking the Gates to Heaven" (1991; first published 1986).
K: The Worst Years of Our Lives, "How You Can Save Wall Street" (1991; first published 1988).

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