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?