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  • n. Plural form of helpmate.


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  • Sarah Brooks Sundberg has argued that the substantial contributions of prairie farm women as homemakers, home manufacturers, field hands, wage earners, and teachers was understated by the persistent image of "helpmates" in emigrant promotional literature in the late nineteenth century.

    Gutenber-e Help Page

  • Men were the doers of God's will; women were everybody's "helpmates," but never their leaders.

    The Full Feed from

  • I do agree with you that reinforcing the necessity of women being forced into the roles of nurses and helpmates takes us all a big step backwards.

    Not Ugly Betty « Tales from the Reading Room

  • We are reminded of Goethe's words, when he said: "Say yes ... (for) the moment you do, then mountains move, and helpmates arrive from the most unimaginable places."

    Dr. Cara Barker: Are You Living a Life Too Small?

  • That the war led to a bloody, twelve-year occupation and Iraq-style insurgency, which ended only when the U.S. military yielded to the insurgents, was likely something Obama and helpmates had not thought through even by 2008.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • After ten years of research I have learned confirmed that women have been treated as less than equal "helpmates", even chattel for thousands of years by patriarchies and misogynists apparently not needing an excuse.

    Melinda J. Rising: Getting the Spotlight Back on Women

  • As a rule they remained in the background, as "helpmates."

    The real causes of the so-called financial crisis

  • She has a wildly efficient if socially deficient secretary, Grace Makutsi (Anika Noni Rose), and two male helpmates: a mechanic who is smitten by her, Mr. JLB Matekoni (Lucian Msamati), and a hairdresser who sends clients and gives advice (Desmond Dube as BK, a character created for the series).

    She's Precious, 'No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency' is perfect

  • That would seem to catch the bizarrely self-righteous tone of the message that is being offered to the voters this summer by the Democratic Party (and their little media helpmates).

    Tony Blankley: Summertime 2010

  • The wheels of daily family life would glide more smoothly now that we had these tall, intelligent, articulate, inventive helpmates on the team.

    The Blessing of a B Minus


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