Reblogged from Barb Taub:
Excerpt from my new book, Life Begins When The Kids Leave Home And The Dog Dies
(Sorry about the really long intro:)
There was a video making the rounds on Facebook, a collection of clips from Hollywood movies of “women who needed a spanking”.
I know. I couldn’t watch it either, and I’m certainly not going to link to it, even if its point is that things used to be worse.
But it did get me thinking about the ways some things have actually changed or are changing. For one thing, outside of specifically labeled BDSM mainstream films [cough, Fifty Shades, cough, cough], men hitting women “who need it” isn’t really a positive Hollywood thing these days. Mom-shaming is out, and so (supposedly) is body-shaming. Same-sex marriage is legal, and gender pay equality is at least the law (if still pretty far from the reality).
I have a son-in-law who leaps up and has dishes done before we even set down our forks. I have a daughter who actually understands how those little cartoon guys in the directions want us to put together flat-pack furniture. I have a husband who makes the bed every morning—although, if I’m still in it, he makes it right over me.
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