[DWJ] Ogre and back story

Farah Mendlesohn farah.sf at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 14:25:43 EST 2012


Pretty much everything in a 1950s chemistry set would now be considered a
health hazard.

Farah

On 21 January 2012 19:23, Jameela Lares <Jameela.Lares at usm.edu> wrote:

> The chemistry set is an interesting moment in cultural history, no?
>  Chemistry sets were usually intended for boys--I know my brother had one.
>  Are they still for sale? I can't remember seeing them in toy stores in the
> last few decades.
>
> Also, I am wondering what to think about the preponderance of male
> children--and the one female is the youngest--in this text by a woman
> without brothers who eventually excelled in creating female heroes. On the
> other hand, I am reminded that my mother was an entire tomboy in a family
> of three girls where the roles created or perhaps expected were femme
> fatale, tomboy, and geek.
>
> Jameela Lares
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