How do your "lady skills" stack up?
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|Tue, 02-08-2011 - 12:50pm|
The term "lady skills" cracks me up - it sounds too much like "lady parts" I think.
"While today's women are advancing in the workplace and making more
money, a new study found that few of them know how to do the same domestic chores their mothers and grandmothers did every day.
Researchers found that only 51 percent of women under 30 knew how to cook a roast while 82 percent of baby boomer females thought it was a cinch. "Women of today tend to be busier, juggling more roles, and are quite prepared to compromise a bit of the homemade just to save some time," social researcher Mark McCrindle told Australia's Courier-Mail."
I don't know that these so-called lady skills are necessarily part of living a green lifestyle -- maybe it's more a part of the simpler lifestyle -- but I see a real resurgance in skills like this. Today we see more people starting to garden again and grow their own food, can and preserve it, more people sewing and learning other skills that were seen as old-fashioned or too stereotypical. Of course I think they should just be labeled as "skills" and not "lady skills" but that's a whole other topic! Regardless, I think people really are getting back to basics and re-learning the skills that had begun to die out.