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Aug 16, 2023Liked by Pearl Pirie

To the driving thing - yes, patriarchy. (Control belongs to the male.) This is the model we grew up with, he wants/likes to drive, so I let him. Each trained to their role. I wonder whether this varies by age/generation or if the modelled behaviour will continue to stick?

Point of marginal interest:

An article I read about truckers in the tar sands (huge, single family home sized trucks) quoted one company manager who said that the women on staff were better drivers than the men. Don't remember the definition of "better". (Possibly, less likely to take risks so more reliable?)

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