164th Week Update – Miles Neighborhood Food Collection Projectby Peter Norback on Feb. 27, 2012, under Life
|An early scene from the riveting American Experience documentary
Tupperware that aired on PBS recently.
Some weeks ago, I saw the Tupperware documentary on PBS and cannot stop thinking about it. I was 10-years-old at the time the story begins so I saw the whole thing happen. But I had no idea Tupperware was a major catalyst in the women’s struggle for equality nor a primary factor in the demise of community life.
The revelation came to me much the same way as those that are the hallmark of TV detective shows like The Closer and Monk. A character says something that appears to be a complete non sequitur but suddenly everything comes together and makes perfect sense.
On Friday while reading a myriad of stories on the Republican campaign, one phrase popped out at me, “they would like to go back to one-income households.” With all of those fresh images in my mind from the Tupperware documentary, I finally understood what probes, no contraception, no healthcare, and men only on a women’s health care issues panel means. These unevolved individuals want to subjugate women again. I lived through that whole, very disturbing period of history. Never again.
So what does this have to do with food? Well, it is Tupperware. A burping product that not only made things easier for women in the kitchen, but also gave them a way to leave through a brightly lit front door into the world of business and self-support.
The downside of diminished community involvement is easily remedied and One Can A Week has proved this Sunday after Sunday. If one goes to the homes of these very busy, multi-tasking women, they are always willing to help important causes like hungry citizens.
I strongly suggest you spend 50 minutes to view the Tupperware documentary. You will see how much women have evolved in the past 60 years and how much men in and out of power have not.
A Few More Important
One Can A Week Folks
This week’s donations turned out to be mostly fruit and cereal. Fascinating how folks get the same idea even without talking to one another.
We collected a total of 192 lbs. of food. The money we donated amounted to $34.50, a $25.00 check and $9.50 in cash.
See you Sunday,