Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Gloria Steinem Diaries...

A few years back the famed militant feminist Gloria Steinem took a road trip through America incognito.

Here are some little known entries buried in her diary..of that trip..

April 12 2002..
Day 8 of my exhausting trip through America finds me in the Garden State.
I decide to disembark at the next town to spend the night as I’m not feeling so well.
Next stop Lakewood.
I quickly find a motel in the area...
I settle in but really don’t feel well.

April 13, 2002..
I go out..
Strange town..strange looking people...
I walk past a bus stop to NY there are 4 professional women smartly dressed barking orders at their hubbies still at home..I can distinctly hear one directing a male voice what the baby should wear and what he/she should eat...
Before she boards the bus to her job in New York.
Hmm I like this place..
I notice a sign for a Doctors office. I should really get checked out.

Have I died and gone to heaven?

The wating room is full of harried men juggling 3-4 children..bottles..strollers. Not a mom in sight.
I actually feel bad for em..(a little)..shhh

In Shoprite to get my medicine before catching the bus for the last leg of the trip.
Up and down ther aisles are men with black hats and long shopping lists filling their carts.

I cant help but smile.
A small glimpse of a perfect world.

Catch bus to NY...



Blogger The Dreamer said...

really funny...

May 29, 2007 9:59 PM  
Blogger chav said...

Is this for real??


May 29, 2007 10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


just read a few posts back til here..
lovely lovely.
bravo for celebrating mem day.
and the other posts lovely too.
thought this one was real first - ha ha (IS IT??)


May 30, 2007 3:53 AM  
Blogger Pragmatician said...

How unreal?
Is it really so?
Don't the men whose wives work, learn the whole day?

May 30, 2007 6:23 AM  
Blogger The Dreamer said...

prag - if the wives work in the city or a couple of miles away, and the guys learn in town, any emergency which comes up is taken care of by the guys...

And seder, for some, starts late than work.

And bein hasdorim is the worst time to shop...

May 30, 2007 8:20 AM  
Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Yes indeed the perfect world lol.

May 30, 2007 1:09 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...


wouldn't u love to know?

Thanks for stopping by..

Exactly as dreamer said..
The men pick up the slack..for being close by and easily dispensable at kollel.
Theyre usually incharge of getting the kids to playgroups in the morning etc..

wouldnt u love that?

May 30, 2007 1:37 PM  
Blogger Sara with NO H said...

this was awesome! LOL

May 30, 2007 5:03 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...


May 30, 2007 10:17 PM  
Blogger torontopearl said...

Of course...keep us guessing -- not about Lakewood, but if this truly a Steinem entry. If so, it's wonderful. If not, you describe your world rather well. :)

May 30, 2007 10:40 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

ok ok..before I'm lynched or sued..
Its all a figment of my imagination..there was never a bus tour...and she was feeling fine when she passed thru NJ (if there wouldve been a bus tour)..

May 30, 2007 11:04 PM  
Blogger Bas~Melech said...

LOL. Very cute.

Of course, it would have been that much better if it were real... but as a spoof, it's still great.

May 31, 2007 1:39 AM  
Blogger Ro said...

Ha that was great!

May 31, 2007 3:25 PM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Thanks ro

May 31, 2007 4:58 PM  
Blogger chana said...


perfect world, eh?
in the mind of a militant feminist...

wasnt part of the torture of the Jews in Egypt that the women were forced to do men's work and the men to do women's... ?
just a thought ;)

nice writing. and wadaya nose is real deep. very nice. life lesson nice :)

June 01, 2007 12:53 AM  
Blogger David_on_the_Lake said...

Parenting is not womans work..its a parents work..
perhaps sewing is..

and Thanks...

June 01, 2007 10:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

your welcome!

June 01, 2007 2:01 PM  

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