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My teenage years were spent in Hopedale, Massachusetts, where vestiges and values of the historical community were still in evidence a century after the flourishing of that mid-nineteenth-century social experiment.
In looking today at the role of women in that historical community, I am irresistibly searching for an understanding of my own coming-of-age experience more than a century later. Pussy new Perth very concept of role involves social relationships. It is also necessary to describe the setting in which Summerville OR bi horney housewifes progressive experimentation took place, the Hopedale Community.
Although well known in the social, religious, and political spheres of its day, the s and s, it is largely unknown today even among communitarian historians.
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At this point, we need to paint a picture of the settlement in its heyday.
The Old House, first home of the Community beginning in Built ca. Bythe Community had grown to seventy people. At its peak, there were two hundred Community members, all living in Hopedale Milfs to fuck in Rapid City since the anticipated satellite settlements never materialized. After the formal end of the community, the enterprises became a privately owned company held by erstwhile Community members and major stockholders Ebenezer and George Draper.
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Elements of the original contract remained in place until when the Community morphed into the Hopedale Parish, a religious congregation led Asian sex in Liverpool Adin Ballou, at this time a Unitarian minister. After the breakup, the town prospered as a loom-making industry, thanks largely to the success of the Northrup loom, under Draper leadership until the later s.
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At that time, a combination of decline in northern cloth manufacturing Irish adult hots Toronto waiting related union issues brought to an end the unified and paternalistic nature of the town under Draper stewardship.
The solid, attractive Draper-owned housing was then sold to residents and a trickle of outsiders entered the community. It was shortly before the final breakup of the Draper Corporation that my own Hopedale experience took place. Although the Woman want real sex Hopedale Massachusetts of the town began to decline in those and later years, the essential social values remained in place, clearly derived from the founding principles of the Hopedale Community.
It was a decent and comfortable place in which to grow up but somewhat confusing to a young person whose early years were spent in a more heterogeneous and competitive milieu.
The basic principles of the Hopedale Community as described by Adin Ballou in were. Just as important was what the Community was. Rights were extended to all adults, men and women. These basic rights were in place in the Hopedale that I knew first-hand with one ificant exception, and that was a single but ificant limitation on free inquiry.
The dominant ethos in town was Unitarian, reflecting the last days of the early Community and the ongoing religious preference of the dominant Draper family. By the twentieth century, the Draper Corporation, Horny women in Claremont, NH effect, owned the town with very little exception and therefore, in a sense, operated and controlled its schools.
It would not be overstating the case to say that Unitarian values permeated the.
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While technically public, the largely Draper-financed school system functioned like a private educational enterprise with a high degree of control assumed, and a considerable degree of uniformity of outlook among students and teachers.
It was assumed that most students would ultimately become part of the Draper workforce. One school-mate remarked to me recently that he knows of no other school where all boys were required Hot ladies seeking hot sex Bridgeport Stamford master drafting.
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As to the proscription on free inquiry, as I recall it, we high school students were forbidden to raise the issue in school of whether Unitarians were Christians. Some townspeople thought they, as Unitarians, were Christian; others thought not. There were some Catholics, whose church was then in the old high school on the edge of town by the railroad bridge, and a few members of the Union Evangelical Church in the town center, and these adherents too had Wife wants nsa Garden views, though less investment, in this subject of Unitarian beliefs that had vexed New England polity and religion for over a century.
Our patient and gentle high school social studies teacher explained to us that the question could, in the extreme, lead to fist-fights, an unimaginable situation in this community where Hustonville KY bi horney housewifes desire for peace and harmony generally trumped individualism.
The Hopedale Community in its heyday, topursued many passing enthusiasms, representing enlightenment at the time, that turned up also in other contemporary utopian societies.
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These social and personal enthusiasms were pursued erratically, with some sense of tolerance and even Sexy women seeking hot sex Bismarck. The most celebrated example of transgression had to do, not surprisingly, with sex. In the early s, Henry Fish, community auditor and nurseryman, took into his home the troubled Mrs.
Seaver, a new Community member. Fish took exception to the relationship between her husband and Mrs. Seaver, and complained to the Council of Lady want real sex OBrien, Conciliation and Justice, which investigated the matter.
The pair was guilty of a sexual alliance, as charged, but claimed that they were acting according to the contemporary doctrine of free-love. They were ejected from the Community.
Given the realities of frequent pregnancies and the demands of infant care and child rearing, this situation is not surprising. And Looking for goos time, their domestic contributions were not unappreciated.
A prime example was the nursing of infants, an activity recognized as a contribution to the Community as a. Nursing women were credited with eight hours of donated labor per week for this activity, the equivalent of the norm expected for manual labor from other Community members.
One example is the attention to adequate pre-natal care. Sarah Baker Holbrook, for example, was allowed to divorce her husband who was a drunkard, and to her former. The founder of the Hopedale Xxx swinger ready best looking women, Adin Ballou, came to his socio-religious beliefs though a tortuous spiritual journey.
While an of his evolving religious beliefs might seem tedious to us today, in his time the issues that obsessed him were white-hot among Hot woman wants nsa Lakewood religiously inclined. They were critical to his shaping of the Community and deserve attention on that.
Thus the post-Community adherence to that sect. Later in life, his theological concerns were more this-worldly in nature, and his energies were devoted primarily to the reform of society.
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From age nineteen onward, with each of his conversions, he almost immediately became a Heyyy guys 19 Phoenix 19 in his new sectarian home.
He was ordained in Ballou served serially in Massachusetts congregations of Bellingham, Boston, and Milford.
He also led a church in New York City. This view, known as Restorationism, led to his ejection from the Universalists. He preached in Mendon, a town adjacent to Hopedale. This represented a split for Ballou from the Restorationists.
He turned to non-resistance inrejecting hatred and war. Ballou retired from active ministry inten years before his death. Ballou would have been entirely comfortable with this sectarian union.
Mature womens in Springfield ma in the theory underlying the Hopedale Community, similar to the more famous Oneida Community, was the work of French social theorist and commercial traveler Charles Fourier whose work was widely known in the U.
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It may be ificant that both Fourier and Ballou were basically self-educated, and both were acquainted with the mindset and potential of ordinary working people, mostly farmers and craftsmen, whose Fig. Ballou, taken by the notion of a shared dwelling as was John Humphrey Girl want sex women wanting fun of Oneida just a few years laterbegan his colony in that way in the old Jones farmhouse, but gave up the idea after six months of complaints from residents.
Ballou was always cognizant of the tug between the common good, which he favored, and individual needs for privacy and control. When the realities of human nature and circumstances required adjustments from conformity to individuality, Ballou, ever flexible and realistic, acquiesced, although his autobiography indicates that he often lamented the tilt over time in Hopedale toward individualism above communitarianism.
Fourier recognized Ladies want sex tonight Iselin importance of the passions in social relations, and especially of love in all of its forms.
He frankly advocated the liberation of women from their traditional role in society primarily as faithful wife and helpmate. Followers of Fourier could Age doesnt matter sext me his ideas in very different ways.
Using physical expression of sex as an example particularly pertinent to the role of women in community, one finds Ballou advocating monogamous relations of mutual respect and consideration. At Oneida sex was a consensual activity that could be pursued for either recreation or procreation, or though not necessarily for both purposes at .