Note: Why does the situation described in the extract surprise the author of the text?


“This abnormal situation must be corrected: We are at the point where young girls and even mothers are leaving the house to work while husbands and young men are staying home to take care of children and even cook.”

Source of extract: Free translation of La Presse, 23 janvier 1935,Marie Lavigne et Jennifer Stoddart, « Ouvrières et travailleuses montréalaises 1900-1940 », Les femmes dans la société québécoise, Montréal, Boréal, 1977, p.141.