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Fascinating contrast between Terry Gilliam’s view of how “Harvey opened the door for a few people, a night with Harvey — that’s the price you pay” and his impression that Matt Damon “got beaten to death”  http://variety.com/2018/film/news/terry-gilliam-metoo-mob-rule-1202728819/ 
@MBVanElzakker This is fascinating! My grandmother was a biologist, getting her degree in the 1930s, but become a farm wife.
@LeniDiamond I wound up doing a lot of thinking about this--and looking into my own family's past around women, marriage, education, work--when I was writing my book about history of unmarried women and social progress a couple of years ago.
@LeniDiamond that's true for me on my dad's side, which was immigrant Jewish also. But on my mom's side, my grandmother was a late marrying biologist, though she became a farm wife, later went back to teaching science after kids were grown.
@LeniDiamond There was literal gov't investment in creating white middle class, & part of that was about reinstalling white middle class women in early marriages & domestic sphere (all while using same mechanisms to cut black families off from those resources--housing, jobs, education).
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