I found this interesting and fun to read, Gillian, especially after finishing Anna Breslin’s take on growing up as the daughter of a feminist:

On the one hand, the struggle continues. OTOH, women are tearing into the work force prepared to deal with it. OTOOH (and I also get this perspective from nieces and nephews who are about your age) it fascinates me how 20-somethings these days are way ahead and (from an old fogey perspective—okay, THIS old fogey’s perspective) behind on different mores. For example, my first wife proposed to me; it was not common, in 1989, but it was looked at as “Okay, whatever.” But then my nieces who got/are getting married would NEVER think of proposing.

I can’t find the Pew article, but the percentage of Millennials who felt the guy should propose significantly topped the Boomer numbers. That just floored me, for some reason.

Anyway, enjoying your takes on life. 😊

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