Unless I engage in this conversation on emotional labor and actively change the roles we inhabit, our children will do the same. They are already following in our footsteps; we are leading them toward the same imbalance. http://fuckyeahwomenprotesting.tumblr.com/post/170175581725/when-i-brush-my-daughters-hair-and-elaborately
Lilith was a Mesopotamian fertility goddess if memory serves me, and in a version of Genesis rejected by the Council of Nicea refused God's and Adam's command to submit to him, claiming that she was Adam's equal and in no way lesser than him. When God and Adam kept demanding she do so, Lilith left Eden.