“I think the Irish woman was freed from slavery by bingo…. They can go out now, dressed up, with their handbags and have a drink and play bingo. And they deserve it.”

March 15, 2013 § 2 Comments

John B Keane

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§ 2 Responses to “I think the Irish woman was freed from slavery by bingo…. They can go out now, dressed up, with their handbags and have a drink and play bingo. And they deserve it.”

  • This seems unfair, but only from the perspective that while I like people and meeting new people, I don’t care for bingo. But more power to those who do for their enjoyment!

  • It’s incredibly unfair. The meagerness of what women are believed to deserve. Though there is some truth to it, however awful. It’s a statement of its time. Bingo was this sort of revolutionary thing for the hard working housewife. A paltry revolution. This quote makes me angry and sad and nostalgic and frustrated and smile (grimly).

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