- Gerry Atricks
- Toronto , Ontario
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Consider the Broom .
In my travels , it has come to my attention that the broom is a universal household tool. however it seems not all brooms are created equal. I have noticed within developed nations and societies of the world the broom has a full handle allowing the user to stand upright. While in most of the rest of the underdeveloped nations and societies the broom has a very short handle requiring the user to be stooped over to use it.This is not due to a lack of resorces.
I have often wondered has this simple act of sweeping with different lengths of broom handles led to the development or underdevelopment of a nation or society through some sort of collective consciousness .As a habit or tradition or is there something else behind it. what do you think.
Would the act of simply replacing the short handle for a longer handle advance these societies.Could something so simple be the answer to improving the lives of so many in underdeveloped countries. considering it is women in these societies who mostly take care of the sweeping in the household.
I would be really interested to see the opinions of more women on this subject as it relates more to them than men.As it is often not men who perform these menial tasks in the developing world.