Reminds me of that Monty Python sketch "The Four Yorkshiremen."
my gramma lived in hole burrowed into an alberta snowbank and spat out babies in rapid succession all the while feeding teams of hungry men from well before dawn until well after midnight. she couldn't read, do simple math or unlatch her teats from one of the litter for nigh on seventy years. what ever happened to that kind of freedom? today all them greedy feminazis want to lead fulfilling lives and hardly do any breeding or cooking at all. what happened to that pioneer spirit? won't somebody think of the white man?
And you tell that to women these days, and they won't believe you!
tag team! red tory makes the pin fall.
Augh, I just saw that one at the BTs and couldn't resist commenting. Not that there's any point, it's kind of like bashing my head against a wall because it feels so good when I stop.
Ah, fuck. Seriously, we seem to be surrounded by people who think their imaginations are good enough for historical research...or any kind of research for that matter.
Has anyone else noticed that her avatar is Elmer Fudd? Not that there's anything wrong with that ...P.S. I'm running away to join the circus before my job kills me. Just thought I'd share that with you even though RT doesn't believe I can share ;-)
Funny, my grandma had a similar farming hardship experience, but she was a staunch liberal Democrat along with the rest of the family.
when did Jon Swift set up that new blog?"My Grandmother, if she could vote, would have been conservative"Also, how old is the author that his Grandma crossed the prairies in a covered wagon? We did have a railroad after all.
Pioneer Women Had To Be Conservatives!Even if this were true, it's irrelevant.Nobody today is a pioneer. Unless your ass is trying to colonize the arctic or the bottom of the damned ocean there's no place left on earth where somebody hasn't been before.
Well, aside from the fact First Nations peoples were all over Canada before the Euro-migrants pushed in and historical pioneering tends to mean colonizing in the manner born, initial Prairie colonizers started pre-National railroad. Post-CNR, wagons were still used to reach everything the rails didn't touch. I have antecedents that wagon-teamstered kin from Ontario/Europe to the Plains pre-rail 1800s and freight hither and yon into the 1940s. Being generous to her enthusiastic family legendry, it truly depends on what section of our National past is being discussed by the complainant.Buttttt, that aside, *guessing* what an ancestor would have done without the testimony of said ancestor (either verbal or written), is getting a lot of exercise leaping to conclusions.If she wants to believe abortion, legal equality, and careers were never on the minds of rural women in the 1800s and pre-1960s Canada because they were helpfully distracted by lifetimes (however short or long) of hard labour at the *non-career* of being a farmer/rancher (the legal recognition of which is still being wrestled by rural women labeled too easily as 'farm wives') , she's free to put her fingers in her ears and go lalalalalala.Maybe when she tires of that, she might pick up some history books and crack 'em open to find out who fought what to grant her the legal luxury to prattle on in Canadian public. But by her own words, she appears more interested in strawbale-womaning this generation of feminists with the usual tripetrope of man-hating/latte sipping/elitism as opposed to the 'real' wimmins of the past, who were too womanly to bother with such piffles as legal enfranchisement.
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