Downton Abbey (ITV1, tonight, 9pm) [bar] During the First World War, women started to come into their own, in some instances taking charge on the home front while many of their menfolk
faced the horrors of the trenches in Europe.
They swapped tales of DIY disaster while we menfolk
sat silently like two stooges.
As the First World War rages, the brave menfolk
are fighting the good fight on foreign soil.
uk/rememberwhen TIME TO CELEBRATE They are the unsung heroines of World War II, the girls of the Land Army who left home and went to work on the farms while the menfolk
were away defending the country.
While she does not deny that women--of necessity--filled the gap left by their menfolk
in society and the economy she resists portraying that development in simplistic progressive terms.
Summary: In what was once one of Iraq's deadliest areas, women who survived sectarian carnage and insurgency now fight a new battle to feed families whose menfolk
have been killed, jailed or left
But actually the atmosphere is grim and it is very difficult for the refugees who lost all their menfolk
to move back there - it's a rather unwelcoming atmosphere.
We've all heard the theory that women prefer softer, more "feminine" wines than the blockbusters favored by menfolk
, but is that really the case?
She advised that, to avoid strain and injury, women carry fewer items in their purses, presumably loading up their pockets, like MacGyver, as the menfolk
At times the author's sexism is revealed by offering lush rather moving descriptions of the women, down to the thickness of their calves, while offering little attention to the menfolk
I'LL NOT LET THE OUTLAWS GUN DOWN THE WOMEN, BURN THE TOWN AND CARRY OFF OUR MENFOLK
Sometimes the menfolk
of the one-doctor town avoided them, and sometimes they came running, if that was humanly possible, after a farm accident or gunfight.