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Courage in Women is often mistaken for Insanity - Zer Netmouse
September 28th, 2008
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Courage in Women is often mistaken for Insanity
In case you need a reminder, don't forget why it is important that we women have the right to vote, and that we use it.

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From:maudelynn
Date:September 28th, 2008 04:22 pm (UTC)

thank you for posting... i just might repost, if you don't mind

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I vote on everything, even if it is what colour a sign will be.
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From:netmouse
Date:September 28th, 2008 04:40 pm (UTC)

Re: thank you for posting... i just might repost, if you don't mind

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Of course I don't mind! Spread the word! We shouldn't need reminders like this but sometimes we do.

Edited at 2008-09-28 04:40 pm (UTC)
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From:shsilver
Date:September 28th, 2008 06:07 pm (UTC)
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Courage in Women is often mistaken for Insanity

So when I look at Palin and I see an insane woman I should really be thinking "Wow, she's really courageous."?
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From:netmouse
Date:September 28th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
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While it does take a certain type of courage to be that thick-headed and yet go out into the public eye and try to get away with it anyway on a national scale, that is not the intended take away from this post.

The title is a quote from a doctor (as depicted in a documentary; I don't know if it's an historical quote) after politicians try to get a suffragette put away for insanity for her attempts to get women the vote, and the doctor refuses. Well into the ... I want to say 60s or 70s women were being committed by people who had power over them (mostly men) for resisting the role that was being imposed upon them, and speaking out against it.

(Have you ever read Marge Percy's Woman on the Edge of Time? Good book.)
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From:shsilver
Date:September 28th, 2008 06:46 pm (UTC)
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And it was not what I actually took away.

I haven't read Woman on the Edge of Time, although I have read other works by Percy and enjoyed them.
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From:netmouse
Date:September 28th, 2008 06:51 pm (UTC)
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And it was not what I actually took away.

:)
Good.

(I meant my response to come off a lot lighter and less serious than it ended up sounding. Sorry about that.)
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From:dd_b
Date:September 28th, 2008 07:32 pm (UTC)
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And in fact "excess courage" in men as well as women sometimes *is* insane, and sometimes exacts a high cost from people in near-by foxholes.
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