Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Museum of Byzantine Culture

Philip took me to the Museum of Byzantine Culture on Monday afternoon. It was GREAT! This is a must-see for anyone who visits.

In a display on women's lives (featuring craft items), Philip pointed out this funny explanation.

In Greece, gender roles are much more rigid than in the US. Women are expected to do all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, raising of children, as well as get educated and have jobs. Men, on the other hand, are expected -- well, men aren't really expected to do much of anything, it seems, at least until they're about 30 and move out of their parents' house. to get married.

I'm told that marriages of Greek men to American women have a low success rate, but the other way around works well.

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