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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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from: tree_spirits
date: Apr. 17th, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
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I totally agree.

Though, I must say, that happens to men, too. It's important to realize that we (in general) may have come a long way from where we began (again, in general), but we shouldn't necessarily take historical figures out of their historical context.

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