Thread: Gender Roles
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Old 2012-05-31, 13:19   Link #49
formerly ogon bat
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Mexico
Age: 47
Originally Posted by JMvS View Post
It reminds me of this joke:
"Great Love: 16th Century expression, a time when a women's life expectation was about 30 years"
Don't get it out of scope, back then men lived on average to the age of 40. Even a hundread years ago the average lifespan in europe was about 60. No doubt women had the least favorable part of the "bargain", eating less food and doing more work (most generations of women lived without even dreaming someday their will be a cloth washing machine) and having smaller frames (height) to cope with this living environment.
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