John and ‘Her’ are at home, drinking champagne and gently bickering about whether they are becoming bourgeois middle class. They have just bought a house, which goes against their left-wing socialist ideologies. Changing the subject, ‘Her’ questions John about why he rarely wants to have sex with her. She asks him to cut down on his porn consumption, especially as she’s been having a change of heart about trying for a baby (which also goes against her left-wing, independent, feminist views). Bemused, John crushes the remains of her contraceptive pills and agrees to try for a baby.
A few months later, ‘Her’s’ sister and mother, Mary and Helen, are helping her to move into the new house while John is away on business. Helen is amazed to hear that her feminist daughter might finally want to have a baby. She also reveals that Mary’s husband has been cheating on her and ‘Her’ is outraged that she didn’t know. Annoyed by her mother’s lack of discretion, Mary admits that she has been putting
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