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Mob Justice

Snippets 121. Attitudes towards women, and their treatment by men, has been the source of concern and debate throughout history. The quote below illustrates how travel writer Max O’Rell felt that America was quite progressive in this respect at the … Continue reading

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Knitting while the heads rolled (Snippets 13)

French playwright Joseph Alexandre Pierre de Ségur, the Viscount of Ségur, was imprisoned during the French Revolution.  Once the Reign of Terror was at an end, he wrote about the conduct of women in the Revolution, in Women: their Condition … Continue reading

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