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A little example why we still need feminism.....

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grimbletart Wed 03-Apr-13 13:14:15

She was a good cook who followed her husband's job and the best mom...says the intro to the obit.

Oh, and by the way she happened to be a brilliant rocket scientist/engineer in the field of jet propulsion and rocket technologies (in her spare time of course) <sarcasm alert>

Isn't this just the sort of thing that just makes you bang your head on your desk?

kweggie Wed 03-Apr-13 13:15:51


MortifiedAdams Wed 03-Apr-13 13:17:24


StealthPolarBear Wed 03-Apr-13 13:19:21

She sounds brilliant. Wonder whether her stroganoff recipe is on the internet.

StealthPolarBear Wed 03-Apr-13 13:23:39

Sorry grin this has actually reminded me of a thread I planned to statt

Mugofteaforme Wed 03-Apr-13 18:45:06

Rockets and Stroganoff- I like her style smile

tribpot Wed 03-Apr-13 18:51:13

I would imagine it was some lame attempt to demonstrate how she had excelled in all areas of her life and/or make reference to the fact she had challenged some supposed stereotype that women who made their mark in the 60s and 70s did so by giving up their traditional roles of wife and mother.

All of which might have been interesting things to say in an obituary of a trailblazing female rocket scientist. But there are simply no circumstances where the obituary of a male rocket scientist started off with 'he made an excellent lamb curry and always took the bins out on Fridays'.

SatsukiKusukabe Wed 03-Apr-13 19:22:19

That's kind of a weird one, for a normal human being, I kind of think the obits are for the family, and that's the sort of stuff that is important. However yeah, if you're worthy of being in the New York Times, maybe mention why? confused hmm

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