Imagine a World Where… (History of Scotland – Women and Girls)

Imagine a World Where… (History of Scotland – Women and Girls)

A girl lives with her parents till she is old enough to go into domestic service for training. Stays there till she can be married. Does some crafts and cooking/baking for the local farmer’s or crafts’ fairs. Till her husband dies. Then is either a brewster, pawnbroker or midwife.

She might work as a clerk for her father or husband if he has a shop, restaurant or secretary if he has a small office.

She has no dream or plan of her own. But to follow her community’s design for her. Or be called lazy or a prostitute, shamed and run out of town.

To do what? What skills and social network does she have?

In a highly Christian society, the likes of which raised John Knox, would she be able to return if they saw her as a miscreant?

This was Scotland in the not so far off past.

Was it much different in your culture/nation?

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