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After reaching a certain age, twenty-five, say, the first question one is asked by
strangers on a train is whether one is married. If the answer is yes, the next
question is how many children one has. For women the age is lower, and to
Most women, moreover, work before they get married or after their children have
grown up, or at least gone to school. The 'O.L.s' (office ladies) in television soap
operas are different. They are generally single and lead superficially glamorous ...
Everything was done with style and decorum. Also, the game was never allowed
to interfere with family duties. The hierarchy among married women (it was a
polygamous society) had to be respected, especially the position of the first wife.
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