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Women Who Work: The Medieval Edition – Hex-Lobbing Tsunami Conjurer

OCCUPATION:
Hex-Lobbing Tsunami Conjurer BENEFITS GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY THE PATRIARCHY:
Invitations to lots of high-profile social events;
meals and boarding* provided;
waiving of standard retaliatory witch extinction measures. * small corner of dungeon in which to rock catatonically back and forth when services are not otherwise being rendered NEGLIGIBLE DOWNSIDES THAT THOU SHAN’T MENTION LEST THOU BE MISTAKEN FOR A FEMINIST INGRATE:
Risk of being labeled:
“emotional”
“difficult”
“dangerous”
“impossible” and
“unladylike.”

Women Who Work: The Medieval Edition – Flower Plucking Raven Dodger

Occupation: Flower Plucking Raven Dodger   Benefits Generously Provided by the Patriarchy: Fresh air; Ample exercise, the better with which to ward off hysteria; Opportunity to commune with local wildlife.   Negligible Downsides That Thou Shan’t Mention Lest Thou Be Mistaken For A Feminist Ingrate: Increase in risk of beak and claw related injuries; Increased risk of avian influenza; Possible death.

Women Who Work: The Classical Antiquity Edition – Sea Monster Sacrifice

Occupation:
Sea Monster Sacrifice   Benefits Generously Provided by the Patriarchy:
Ocean views; Informal dress code; Privilege of inspiring a male demigod to heroic feats.   Negligible Downsides That Thou Shan’t Mention Lest Thou Be Mistaken For A Feminist Ingrate: Over-exposure to the elements; Possible death.