Labor of Love (2016), by Moira Weigel

Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating (2016), by Moira Weigel, is a nice, short book about the history of “dating,” or, if you like, the replacement of Traditional Courtship, beginning around 1890 but really getting going after 1920. This book could have gone wrong in many ways. One of the reviews calls it “aContinue reading “Labor of Love (2016), by Moira Weigel”

This is the Ugly Face of Oppression

A day in the life of an upper-middle-class young mother and her baby, in Tokyo. Most young Japanese moms don’t wear kimono when out about town. But, I wish they did. (This woman spent five years as a Geisha apprentice, and is definitely a Level 5 Housewife when it comes to traditional clothing.) If youContinue reading “This is the Ugly Face of Oppression”