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BELIEF IN RANK

MEN ARE INTELLECTUALLY SUPERIOR TO WOMEN.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Anti-feminist ; gender ; Intellect ; Men ; Misogyny ; Patriarchy ; WOMEN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Custom
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 02-26-1970

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Traveling Salesman:

There was once a traveling salesman whose car broke down in the rain. He ran to the closest farmhouse and quickly knocked at the door. An old farmer answered and the salesman pleaded for a place to spend the night.

"I'll give you board," the farmer said, "but I ain't got no daughter for you to sleep with."

"Oh." said the salesman. "Then how far is the next house?"

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I remember this from Awrey's Bakery, where I worked this summer.

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Submission card located in pile marked These don't sound traditional - Do Not File Yet.

Keyword(s): Anti-feminist ; CUSTOMS ; DAUGHTER ; FARMER ; HOSPITALITY ; HUMOR ; JOKE ; Rain ; Salesman ; Stranded

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
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