xmlns:og='http://ogp.me/ns#'. The Digibandit: Jan 29, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Golden Digital Age for Women

SO what options did she have in the good old Pre Facebook Agrarian Ages of yore? 

They were culled from the burg she lived in and maybe from the next village over, so that her total population of potential suitors — men in an acceptable age range, with discernible pulses and a majority of their limbs — was five if she was lucky, three if the burg had just emerged from a period of savage smallpox. 

And while her eye might be drawn to the lad with the least rotted teeth, Ma and Pa knew better, not so much nudging as commanding her toward the one whose family had the most livestock. They understood that meat, not mirth, would sustain her and her brood over the harsh winters to come, and that love meant never having to say you’re hungry.