From the Huffington Post, “Men Write History, But Women Live It“:
It’s mostly men who write history, and mostly men who, according to those history books, make history. But it’s women who live through the most of it. And in daily life, it’s women who do the work of remembering important names and dates and events. It’s women who write the shopping lists and birthday cards and absence notes, documents that rarely make it into our history books, while men are busy writing magazine articles and legislation ― and the history books themselves.
And really, it’s remembering the names and dates and sending the cards that creates the bonds that hold society together so maybe if everyone did it, the world could be a little better?