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Thursday, 21 February 2013

Choosing to Become Mothers, Women in Vietnam Break Barriers

Having just spent a day with my own grandkids, I am perhaps particularly open to this kind of story.  The New York Times  reports that a small group of Revolutionary women in Vietnam who found themselves with very few marital chances at the end of the "American War," chose to "ask for a child" from men with whom they had no further contact.

They obviously were pretty tough cookies, because what they proposed doing was as revolutionary as any war to throw out colonialists.  Some of them settled in a small village, where their status is now recognized.  Many of them ha've lived long enough to enjoy their own grandchildren, too.  Bravo!

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