I wasn't born knowing how to iron

Bernardi, Betti; James, Betsy
December 1994
Mothering;Winter94, Issue 73, p110
Describes how the author's family has successfully redefined many standard gender-role expectations in terms of household chores. Family as a smoothly functioning cooperative unit; Shared experience in accomplishing simple tasks; Housework as fun; Satisfaction from working as a team; Ironing as a skill to be learned.


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