Comments on: Have a nice day! History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:03:39 +0000 hourly 1 By: Susan Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:47:58 +0000 Who knewthat there were 1970s reenactors lurking! And H’Ann, people can use you basement suite as a master….

I’m planning to redo my “master” (not mistress?) bath because it’s all kinds of dysfunctional, and am considering putting in double sinks because I’ve seen so many couples – even or maybe especially young ones – on home buying shows talking about how important that is. I can use one to wash my hands, and another to brush my teeth! While I plan to stay in my house for at least another 10 years, I don’t plan to renovate the bathroom twice.

By: Feminist Avatar Wed, 06 Jun 2012 07:36:19 +0000 Srsly, the idea of children with their own bathrooms just gives me nightmares about how much cleaning would need to be done. Indeed, in my current property which contains two adults, two bathrooms and a downstairs toilet, we have a rule that one bathroom is NEVER used (unless we have guests),just because we don’t want the extra cleaning.

By: Historiann Wed, 06 Jun 2012 03:08:46 +0000 HA-ha! I’m just guessing that they wouldn’t be wild about me rigging up my house like a meth lab.

I live in a modest ranch house built in 1951–no supersized prefab mansions for me. No “master suite,” no master bath with a separate whirlpool tub and glassed-in shower, no walk-in closets, no marble kitchen, no nuthin’ you’ll ever seen on the HG channel. I actually have to share a bathroom with family members! Amazing, but it’s true: families used to do this all of the time, until 1993 or so.

(I learned about 11 years ago when trying to sell a 4BR house that many families with 2 children don’t find 4 BR homes sufficient for their needs, unless each bedroom has a separate bathroom. Srsly.)

I guess I’m something of a reenactor after all.

By: Comradde PhysioProffe Wed, 06 Jun 2012 02:27:29 +0000 I’m sure the neighbors trying to sell the house across the street from me will love that!

You should go knock on their door and ask them what they think.

By: koshembos Wed, 06 Jun 2012 01:14:59 +0000 Old people, like me, move from the oversized homes mandated for the middle class and up to an apartment, fancy of course, in an apartment house with a gate, etc. No solicitor for me!

actually, I did have a very pleasant encounter with a solicitor when I testified in a London court. There was a barrister there too (ugly wigs). Both were jolly good fellers and smart too.

Venus who?