ginko leaves

i’m currently thinking about the spanish civil war and how the aftermath fueled a brainwash of women. if i remember correctly from stories and readings, during franco’s dictatorship, young spanish women, straight after highschool, had to go through a year or so of ‘womanly training’. think of it as a very conservative and religious study abroad. where you learn how to cook and clean and be a good wife and mother; afterall, these are the only things that a woman serves for. my mom got kicked out of it when she refused to peel an orange with knife and fork. i highly recommend ‘courtship customs in postwar spain’ by martin-gaite if it interests you. this is john lurie on the left, what a hunk. and below, is my dad looking pensive. 

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