fruit-stands

tuesday9am  asked:

Coolest place you've ever been?

Guanacaste, Costa Rica! The light pollution was minimal, and you could see right through the atmosphere right into the universe. The beach had dark grey sand that burned your feet, but it was fun to just run as fast as you could into the water. I had an about 1 foot tall wild monkey, climb and open my hand to get a piece of banana. Iguanas roamed wild everywhere. It was just such a beautiful place, and so pure. The native people sold their artwork, and there was fruit stands on the sides of the very narrow roads. There was no fast food restaurants, all run down family owned ones. It was definitely one of the coolest places, and I feel my describing of it does not do any justice.

Scott writes that all 23 women interviewed for the paper described doing both male and female chores. Men, on the other hand, talked mostly about male labor. Unless specifically asked, only a third of the men interviewed mentioned any work traditionally done by women. One apple grower described his orchard as a one-man business that his son would eventually inherit, with his wife and daughter only minimally involved. But, in a separate interview, his wife said that while her husband and son took care of the trees, she handled seedlings in the nursery, coordinated sales, hired seasonal labor, kept the books, and helped make decisions. She also mentioned that their daughter ran the farm’s fruit stand.

The men were also more likely to emphasize male ownership of family enterprises—“my grandfather’s farm” or “my tractor.” In contrast, the women usually referred to “my grandmother and grandfather’s farm” or “our tractor.”