Friday, November 25, 2011

The New Domesticity

"The New Domesticity, Or a Step Back for American Women?", a Washington Post article, is most fascinating.

I really appreciate its acknowledgement that a force behind the movement back to domestic skills is partially a political movement against commercial foods, and also a movement toward independence -- a desire to be able to take care of ourselves, not unlike the conflict posited in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (are you truly free on the roads if you do not have the skills to fix your own bike and you rely on others who have these skills, or are you becoming more and more disconnected from yourself and your experience? was one of the questions explored in the book.)

1 comment:

Heather said...

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