Of all the peoples whom I have studied, from city dwellers to cliff dwellers, I always find that at least 50 percent would prefer to have at least one jungle between themselves and their mothers-in-law.
Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.
I had no reason to doubt that brains were suitable for a woman. And as I had my father's kind of mind-which was also his mother's-I learned that the mind is not sex-typed.
No matter how many communes anybody invents, the family always creeps in
Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.
Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we've put it in an impossible situation.