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Friday, April 01, 2005

On being a slut; or not scrubbing doorsteps (1)

Granny is trying to catch up with herself. (Not least she couldn't sleep last night and ended up staying in bed till 10. )

So this will be brief - and continued later. Meantime to amuse you - and as a taster - she will give the following link to two articles by Katherine Whitehorn in the 60's which liberated us 50's gals brought up to think frilly apron and Brit version of Stepford Wife. (Some examples of sluttery well out-of-date - Granny does not need to hold up her stockings with aspirins - she doesn't wear stockings, hardly tights even; barely possesses a skirt except summer sarongs which don't need stockings. But never mind.) The not scrubbing doorsteps bit will not be clear here either; but later. More reminiscences to follow from an old bat.. aiming for future splendour. Cheers.

5 Old comments:

Blogger Deirdre said...

The word "slut" in Australia is usually a derogatory term for a promiscuous woman/homosexual man.
Not sure if this is the meaning you've got in mind...

6:50 pm  
Blogger granny p said...

Oh you far flung colonies will turn everything so DIRTY. or maybe it's just time's done it. In my young day (voice quavers) it meant a bad/dirty housewife. We are so innocent then... guess it's what K Whitehorn meant too

6:54 pm  
Anonymous caroline said...

Ms Whitehorn...what a woman. I'm (a little bit) younger than you but I could see that she was a star. I had one of her columns up on the 'fridge for years - not dealing with serious feminist issues - sorry!- but about an old lady who was 101 or somesuch and always had a glass of port everynight. The doctors had told her to stop as it was bad for her health. KW took them to task, it was hilarious.

9:47 pm  
Blogger Deirdre said...

We are pretty damn dirty out here, but usually it's just mud.

Our meaning of the term gives a really interesting spin to your post titles though, granny. I thought you were revealing a whole new side to your character (laughing).

6:24 pm  
Blogger granny p said...

Well no, Deirdre - us innocent Brits.. actually now you remind me I did just about realise there was another meaning. KW would have had to use some other term now.

12:59 pm  

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