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  1. argy.bargy2 commented on Luann about 12 hours ago

    All righty, then…

    Tiny history lesson coming up.

    The phrase is not associated with freedom or health and nurturing. It’s associated with the concept that women should never work outside of the home, and during their ‘reproductive’ time, should have as many children as possible.

    Wikipedia traces it in the US to a ‘Horse and Buggy ’ doctor in Kansas, one Arthur Hertzler, who said the only way to keep a woman happy was to keep her in that state.

    The phrase ’kinder, kuche, kirche’ (translated children, kitchen, church) was used during the time of the German Empire to describe the appropriate role of women in society.

    This is somewhat similar to what seems to be prevalent in societies run by extremely conservative (that’s not the right word, but I have no other) Islamic societies these days. Saudi Arabia apparently allows girls to go to school, but women are not allowed to drive and may still not be allowed to vote. I think they are very restricted in jobs, too.

    And we know what happens to women and girls where the Taliban and Daesh rule.

    So, nope. Not a fun saying.

    There is really nothing comparable that is done to men.

  2. argy.bargy2 commented on One Big Happy about 13 hours ago

    LOL!! Very good!

  3. argy.bargy2 commented on Dark Side of the Horse about 13 hours ago

    I don’t know about cooking shows on a laptop. Maybe I’d need a magnifying glass to figure them out. But on my big screen at home, watching some great chef fumbling challenging ingredients while trying to create a great plate before time runs out is actually interesting. I’ve learned a lot about what to do with some foods, and what not to do. Works better for me than reading a recipe book…

  4. argy.bargy2 commented on Dark Side of the Horse about 13 hours ago

    Thanks. You just helped me drop about 10 pounds, because I wont’ be able to eat for at least two days, just thinking about that…

  5. argy.bargy2 commented on Luann about 13 hours ago

    I wish Luann had enough self confidence to just enter the talent contest alone. Here is a case of a friend (Bernice) who does not share her interest in music, performing and so on, so why try to ‘guide’ her into doing something she is not interested in?

    If you have a friend who is good at chess and doesn’t like poker, why ‘guide’ your friend to get involved in a poker game if chess is really his thing?

  6. argy.bargy2 commented on Luann about 15 hours ago

    My paternal uncle died from the same inherited intestinal disorder that killed my father and grandfather, and that has threatened my life several times; it’s called Crohn’s disease.

    As far as the problem with wearing the same shoes every day, the issue is that feet sweat, and the sweat doesn’t immediately dry in the shoe. If insufficient time passes between wearings, the leather will not stand up very long (despite tanning, apparently), so the shoes do not hold onto the shape they are supposed to have. Misshapen shoes can be as destructive to the health of a foot as spiked pointy toed shoes. If that were not the case, foot doctors would probably only be treating women patients for stuff like bunions and badly infected sores on heels, hammer toes, infected toe nails and so on and so on. Not everything bad that happens to feet results from diabetes.

    You are fortunate to have avoided any problems from wearing the same shoes every day, or maybe you just don’t sweat as much as the average guy, or something. But it’s better health-wise to at least have an alternate pair of shoes, was what he told us.

  7. argy.bargy2 commented on Luann about 17 hours ago

    Actually, as someone who grew up with an uncle who was a foot doctor (he is now deceased), there is something wrong with either a man or a woman wearing the same shoes day after day. If you can afford only one pair, then it can’t be helped. But shoes apparently need to be aired out so that mold and bacteria don’t grow in them and have a negative affect on foot health. So said Uncle Doc, anyway…

  8. argy.bargy2 commented on Luann about 17 hours ago

    I think your joke on the other site was funnier…

  9. argy.bargy2 commented on Dark Side of the Horse about 20 hours ago

    Yes, that does seem to be the direction that foodies want all this to go. For those of us who have to watch what we eat for health reasons, a combination of the two is most useful. (Watching the Food Network can be fun…)

  10. argy.bargy2 commented on Luann about 20 hours ago

    Bernice is not even trying because Bernice has said from the beginning that she is not interested.