SH: You'll really polish my shoes?
Me: Sure. Why not?
SH: In my house, that was always my dad's job.
Market in Peru.
Me: Funny. At my house, that was always my job.
SH: But that's men's work.
Me: There was no such thing as men's work or women's work at our house.
SH: Well, it was never specifically said, but it was just understood.
Me: Nope. The chores were rotated at our house. We took turns doing dishes, mowing the grass, taking out the trash, cleaning the bathroom.
SH: Not at our house.
Me: Isn't it funny that the intellectual, enlightened, superior liberals were the ones who had the men's and women's work and the backwards religious rigid military conservatives were the ones who had non-gendered work?
Market in southern Chile. Chiloe, I think.