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It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
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Fannie Farmer, the mother of level measurements

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Fannie Farmer was the author of The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook, the first cookbook to use strict standardized measurements. Called “the mother of level measurements”, Fannie was also a teacher and lecturer who helped to popularize a more scientific approach to cooking and housekeeping, and inspired doctors and nurses with her innovative teachings on convalescent diet …

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What's A "Kitty"? Why So Many Of Them?

What's A "Kitty"?  Why So Many Of Them? | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
I should probably start here with a clarification of the use of the word "kitty" as I'll be using it a lot here, and in varying ways. Strictly speaking, most gamblers know a kitty as the money in "...

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Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity by Emily Matchar

Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity by Emily Matchar | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it

The title -- and cover image -- gave me this impression: This book is going to be about women taking back the kitchen and crafts (and all the things once called "women's work") and are refusing to be told that they are anti-feminist or backward-thinking for doing so. They are reclaiming the word "domestic" from its status as a slur.

Yes . . . but that was just the tip of the iceberg. Matchar explains that that is what we think we're doing (there's the motive) but what we're really accomplishing, if we truly believe ourselves to be feminists, might be shooting ourselves in the feet (there's those repercussions).

...Some women who are quitting their jobs to bake bread and grow veggies and homeschool their kids are saying, as I did, when I dropped out of the workforce, "Work sucks and it ain't getting any better. Screw the middleman. I'm my boss now and my job is to feed my family." As noble as this seems (and, yeah, I was getting a bit of a head), Matchar thinks that we have jumped off a ship that isn't sinking, as we thought, but is, in fact, still struggling to get out of the harbor. Feminism hasn't failed -- it just isn't done yet. Just as we don't have total racial equality even though we have laudable civil rights laws, we don't have equality between the sexes, either -- not in employment or anywhere else. To use another metaphor, our mothers didn't fail to win, they just started the fight. They tagged us in and we've walked away.

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This device solves the problem for women who walk miles carrying water on their head

This device solves the problem for women who walk miles carrying water on their head | Vintage Living Today For A Future Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Many women and girls in Rural India especially in the arid regions of Gujarat and Rajasthan walk long distance carrying water from distant sources. They balanc…
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Vandana Shiva & Jane Goodall on Serving the Earth & How Women Can Address Climate Crisis

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At the recent International Women’s Earth and Climate Initiative Summit, Jane Goodall and Vandana Shiva discuss their decades of work devoted to protecting nature and saving future generations from the dangers of climate change.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, December 5, 2013 7:59 AM

Two women to be proud of for sure.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, December 5, 2013 4:11 PM

Leave it to the women to clean house!