(99) Calvino is hilarious

“The kitchen which should be the happiest place in the house is now seen by women as a place of oppression and by men as a place of remorse.”


Imagine when he gets to the bedroom.


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  cindypound wrote @

it’s interesting how the social zeitgeist appears to inform attitudes toward waste. writing in the 70’s, the feminist movement is clearly part of calvino’s consciousness. today, the environmental movement informs attitudes differently. my perception is that there is an overlay of guilt/hopelessness that informs waste consciousness today (or perhaps i’m just projecting.) interestingly, calvino doesn’t mention much (anything?) about consumption and guilt, environmental factors as part of the social contract, etc. times and thinking have changed.


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