Thursday, 25 October 2012

Queen Victoria.

I am most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of "Women's Rights," with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense on womanly feelings and propriety. Feminists ought to get a good whipping. Were women to "unsex" themselves by claiming equality with men, they would become the most hateful, heathen and disgusting of beings and would surely perish without male protection. 

I love peace and quiet, I hate politics and turmoil. We women are not made for governing, and if we are good women, we must dislike these masculine occupations. 

Queen Victoria. 

Blessings, 

Jenny

3 comments:

  1. Very interesting thoughts! I have been attending a women's discussion group at my church that is focusing on the book "Resolutions for Women" and it is, in part, about this same thing. The idea of being equal in importance but still not the same as men.. I had not considered this before anad it;s pretty fascinating..

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  2. How interesting that this comes from one of the most powerful women of her time.

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  3. Equal but not the same - seems like a sensible idea to me!

    I did think that the quote was especially interesting given who said it but then Queen Victoria did seem quite family focussed.

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