"There is difference and there is power. And who holds the power decides the meaning of the difference." --June Jordan

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Solidarity for Practical Laziness!

In a discussion on the politics of housework in one of my classes today, my professor was naming off a list of house chores that always seem to be assigned to women. And when she got to bedmaking, she barked, quite bluntly:

"Well, I would argue that no one really has to make the bed, anyway. What a waste of time for something you just get back into and mess up again. Pointless!"

And I knew right then and there that we were going to get along just fine.


Dolly said...

Lol! The only time I ever make my bed is when company is coming over -- and that's only if they're going to see my bedroom. X)

Angie said...

Agreed! A quick shake out of the quilt before getting back in is all that's needed. I've always wondered why people bother making it look so neat.

Unknown said...

The only time I make my bed is when I change the sheets, so once a week. Which is a shame, because I love the feeling of a newly-made bed.

Unapologetically Mundane said...

Having a made bed seems like such a pleasure to me, maybe because it's so unnecessary. You grew up with your mom making your bed for you every day, right?, so maybe you're just spoiled.