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Old 10-21-2019, 02:13 PM
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The discrimination against women that kept them out of the workplace did have a positive effect on social life, though. Stuff that people did as couples, the women would coordinate all that. If you wanted to have a dinner party Thursday night and invite the Smiths and the Joneses, the wife would check with the other wives and see if that date worked, and would make sure the house was clean, food and drink purchased, and was ready to go when the evening came around. And with one spouse to handle the domestic end of things, evening and weekend time was far more free to get together with other people than it is now, rather than being filled with errands and household chores and the like.