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A few quotes

2001-03-06 00:40:46+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

I'm reading Passionate Minds: Women Rewriting the World[Wiki] by Claudia Roth Pierpont, an interesting, if often harsh, look at 12 female writers who've made a difference, from Margaret Mitchell to Ayn Rand. A few quotes that spoke to me, on the topic of marriage:

"She alone, out of an enormous and dull catalogue of heroines, does not get married at the end of the film, does not die, does not take the road to exile, does not gaze sadly at her declining youth in a silver framed mirror in the worst possible taste, and she alone does not experience the bitterness of the abandoned 'older woman.'"
--- Colette, writing in 1938 on Mae West

"Reader, my story ends with freedom; not in the usual way, with marriage."
Harriet Jacobs

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:15+00 by: ziffle

I followed the Harriet Jacobs link. Then to the Slaves/religion link, and the pictures of them 'worshiping'. You have to ask yourself, what were they thinking? All the references to slavery in the bible, and like the cat said to the pig in 'Babe', 'They eat pigs you know', they were preparing themselves[Wiki] for supper. Maybe todays Christian advocates selectively save pictures of a few of them worshiping, so we will think it was popular, and ignore the many who saw the truth and ignored the nonsense. I'd like to think so. When will their scam end?