Saturday, November 7, 2009

Letters today

Dorothy Osborne wrote in her letters that writing is not for women, ironically enough. However, she obviously didn't include her letter writing as regular writing, possibly because of the intended or the work she put into it.

Today, people write letters or emails all the time, but the line between talking and writing is rapidly becoming blurred especially with the advent of IM and Google Wave.

I wonder why there was such a distinction between men writing and women writing. Could it be that there are other activities chiefly done by men now that are "inappropriate" for women to do professionally, even though they do it in an amateur fashion all the time?

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