Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Who does the work?

It often seems like women do the hard work in Africa - at least in rural parts. (I think it's true in other parts of the world too. My wife does a lot of the hard work in our marriage - by being a mom!)

This photo was taken in Tanzania by our friends, the Stephens. They went there on a safari recently.


Blogger Jenny said...

Great photo.

Thu May 10, 01:57:00 AM PDT  
Blogger swayrs said...

Amazing life events.

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Feel free to drop a line anytime.

All the best,

Thu May 10, 03:36:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous ToneLoc said...

Women did most of the harder work in traditional Africa: trade (barter), house (hut) building, child rearing, herding, crop farming.

Men were left with iron mongery(?), fishing (never seen a fisherwoman anywhere in the world), ...

Thu May 10, 04:23:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Nairobi Paul said...

True, toneloc!

I forgot that men are always the ones who are out chiseling & carrying heavy stones in the hot sun...

Thu May 10, 06:39:00 AM PDT  

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