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What Should We Do with Uppity Women

Women of the early 1900’s should have been justifiably outraged Owned like chattel by their men Elections were held willy nilly And if you did not have a willy, you were eliminated The rare woman who thought she should be a voter, was not even a contender for a listening ear. Treated rather like a hog, pig, or a cow. Ostracized by both men and other women. Women who were given a glimpse of what could be, by stand-up liberated women like Susan B. Anthony did not automatically jump on the bandwagon of liberation. These loud obnoxious free-thinking women were no doubt annoying to socialized women whose February was filled with valentine chocolates and love notes rather than protests and marches. Why did the uppity women insist on equal rights and the right to vote? Many of the well-behaved women were irritated and outraged by the uppity attitude of these liberated women, encouraging their men to throw these loud vulgar rabble rousers into jails. They strongly encouraged the punitive efforts enforced on these troublemakers. Glaringly on board and fearful of change, many women were not yet ready to admit they were equal in wisdom or feelings of their men. Sadly they did not recognize their worth or take a stand against oppression and did not insist on the right to vote for many years. Adding to the confusion of our masochistic society which even today has not allowed a woman to be President.

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Date: 1/10/2020 12:04:00 AM
significant writing on the rights of womanhood /// appreciated
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/10/2020 9:09:00 AM
Thank you.
Date: 1/9/2020 9:19:00 PM
yep the uppity women need to know their place is in the kitchen, nursery, and bedroom only lol Good one Karen In my mother's culture, older men & women were equally venerated then missionaries came with middle Eastern and Roman ideas tugging their subservient women along reluctantly (imagine leaving the first world comforts) Soon the native old women were expelled from village meetings along with the younger ones... when the loud ones insisted otherwise, they became the devil incarnate! :)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 1/10/2020 9:09:00 AM
I love the devil incarnate women!