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Apr. 11th, 2009 | 11:42 pm
posted by: devi42 in kissmyassvogue

One thing which really bothers me is the ease in which some people judge women in history with little regard for the fact that our position and rights have changed radically over the course of the past two centuries.

It's easy to make statements about how we would act differently in another woman's shoes- we wouldn't sleep with the King of England because he was married, we wouldn't take a boy who wasn't ours home just because the police told us that we were wrong* - from the relative comfort and security of being a woman in the United States in 2009.

Woman have fought long and hard for the rights we have. Let's honor that by remembering that women have not always been so fortunate.

* post inspired by recent discussions about the films Changeling and The Other Boleyn Girl

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Jen

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from: jekesta
date: Apr. 12th, 2009 08:28 am (UTC)
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I'm not a woman in the United States in 2009. I'm in the UK, so I totally still get that relative comfort and security thing, it's just a bit weird if you really think the internet is american and everyone listening to you is. I probably wouldn't say anything if it wasn't the fifth time it's happened to me since I woke up.

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from: devi42
date: Apr. 12th, 2009 11:59 am (UTC)
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Good for you. Neither am I. Both of the women who did, however, were.

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Jen

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from: jekesta
date: Apr. 12th, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
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Oh, fair enough, sorry. I got confused by all the 'we's. Like I said, fifth time in half an hour, I was feeling kind of bewildered.

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from: devi42
date: Apr. 12th, 2009 01:02 pm (UTC)
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S'alright. I was just feeling defensive after the other comment.

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