February 19th, 2015

Interesting words - Rebecca West

The Scottish male has right to take what he wants of the family resources: he must be served first and he has the right to clear the dish. There is good reason why this convention should have sprung up in Scotland: war has been crueller there, in that savage climate, and so has peace. Women could certainly not have replaced men in the continuous wars of the Highlands or the Border Counties, nor in the fishing fleet or on the hill farms...
Rebecca West