Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays: America's Women

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

America's Women: Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines by Gail Collins p. 97

"A refuge for prostitutes in New York required residents to rise at 5 A.M., go to sleep at 8:30 in the evening, and remain inside the asylum until their betters deemed them sufficiently reformed to venture outdoors. It was eventually closed for lack of clientele."

Gee, I wonder why? Joking aside, I love Ms. Collins because she does see the humor in these situations. And because she does not believe all feminists and reformers are automatically good. She sees the intolerance and the stridency that sometimes shoots them in the foot.

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