brap: Serfing is the only life the only way for me. Now serf, serf, with me.
LordOfThePings: [melissaliegner.files.wordpress.com image 386x576]
give me doughnuts: LordOfThePings: [melissaliegner.files.wordpress.com image 386x576]I have the wierdest boner right now.
Fissile: Kids were put to work @14 years of age pretty much in every society until recently. Child labor was only outlawed in the US in 1938. The concept of the "teenager" was devised by some Mad Ave hucksters back in the 50s.
Gyrfalcon: many parents of 21st Century teenagers will nod their heads in recognition at St Bede's Eighth Century youths, who were "lean (even though they eat heartily), swift-footed, bold, irritable and active".
Son of Thunder: Another 16th-century youth wrote to his mother, also asking who would do his laundry. In response, he received a letter containing the following advice: "My sonne, thou knowest well the great love I have for thee. But 'tis time for thee to groweth the hell up and wash thine owne tighty whiteys like a bigge boy."
jamspoon: TFA: In 1517, the Mercers' guild complained that many of their apprentices "have greatly mysordered theymself", spending their masters' money on "harlotes... dyce, cardes and other unthrifty games".16th century Færkers?
Jim_Callahan: Fissile: Kids were put to work @14 years of age pretty much in every society until recently. Child labor was only outlawed in the US in 1938. The concept of the "teenager" was devised by some Mad Ave hucksters back in the 50s.This. "Teenagers" were not a thing until the last century in anything other than the most literal sense. You were a child, then you were an adult. The change corresponds to increasingly universal education and the dominance of specialist techne in both basic quality of life and the larger cultural landscape. Those things require a significant non-productive training period for the typical citizen.Hell, for a good chunk of the middle ages, as the article points out, "children" weren't a thing either. Either you were an infant and got a bit of a pass or you were expected to maintain basically the same standards of behavior and productivity as a modern adult-aged person scaled down to your approximate mass. A child was just a physically smaller, weaker person, beyond that no difference.
Igor Jakovsky: LordOfThePings:Chair porn...da fuq?
insertdip: Anyone interested in historical treatment of children should take a listen to hardcore history's episode Suffer the Children. Fascinating and incredibly brutal.
Hoban Washburne: insertdip: Anyone interested in historical treatment of children should take a listen to hardcore history's episode Suffer the Children. Fascinating and incredibly brutal.I haven't listened to that specific episode, but Hardcore History is farking awesome. I'll have to give it a listen this week.
ReapTheChaos: LordOfThePings: [melissaliegner.files.wordpress.com image 386x576]Just when I thought I'd seen everything...
dragonchild: you have to first understand that you're not reading studies of how children were raised
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