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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:00 PM

My mother is cleaning out her house

to get some much needed work done on her foundation.

We've had to go through many,many old pictures and things.

In this mess I saw an old "friendship" book signed by all my grandmothers friends back in 1922.

One of the messages that made me chuckle was : "if your husband is cross, pick up a chair and show him who's boss"

And another " Don't go and marry, a bachelors club is more MERRY"

I thought to myself... wow! Back then in 1922 the women were bucking the norm! I love it!

Made me think about my grandma! She was a LEADER!

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:08 PM

1. that is so SO cool. and it also reminds me

how little to nothing of history we have in our family.

that is fun, texasgal.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:11 PM

2. It really is cool

to understand my grandma and how she felt back then... really cool!

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:51 PM

6. I do not know too much about my family history either.

One set of grandparents came from Italy and I never really liked them very much. So it is hard to generate any enthusiasm about finding out about them and my other grandparents were Welsh with a very common Welsh name which would be impossible to trace because my dad is dead and we have not been able to contact any of his family.

But I know it must have been great fun reading from the past and your grandmother sounds like a real cool person. We need more of these woman around today.

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Response to Texasgal (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:43 PM

3. Misandry like this may soon be banned on DU. if you want respect you have to give it nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:47 PM

4. *shrug*

What? I am confused?

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:50 PM

5. This is a STORY about something that happened. Is it murder to relate a story of murder? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:57 PM

7. I think that if you take into context the total lack of legal rights for woman

when this took place, it would be very hard to come to that conclusion. Women had only recently won the right to vote they were not supposed to work outside the home and there was no such thing as spousal rape. Do you really thing that a joke about men in those times was inappropriate.

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 11:09 PM

8. please, dont, stop. not worth it. not funny. nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:17 AM

9. I'm approaching 60 years old, and I have never in my life

seen the word 'misandry' used so often as I have in my short month or so here at Democratic Underground. It keeps popping up in various posts, in the absence of any actual misandry, and I'm really puzzled by its usage.

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:41 AM

10. It's a tactic popular in the mens rights movement to "equalize" sexism.

It's the same tactic used by freeper types who point out that black people complaining about racism is racist in and of itself against white people ,it's like claiming The New Black Panthers are representative of the civil rights movement,in other words,exaggerate a small group of extremists to muddy a whole movement.I'm sure there are a small amount of women who are truly misandrist,but they pale in comparison to the staggering amount of sexism in common culture.

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:02 AM

11. It's the false equivalency that bewilders me.

While I'm sure there is a subset of women who hate men, it's nowhere near the reverse, and it's certainly not been codifed and institutionalized to the extent that misogyny has been. So what is the payoff for people to pretend otherwise? I really don't get it.

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:18 AM

13. It's an attempt to define feminism in their terms.

Kind of like southerners who call the Civil War "The War For States Rights". It's also an attempt to define "good feminists" vs. "bad feminists". The good feminists are the ones who don't make them uncomfortable.

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:12 AM

15. your post is good.

mine is more fun.

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:56 PM

17. I think I see what you're saying.

I was just puzzled about why, on this website, there are so many accusations of misandry. I would expect it elsewhere, but it seems that Democraticy Underground isn't very woman-friendly from what I can tell.

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #11)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:10 AM

14. they can look at themselves in hte mirror, pat self on back, saying they are too feminists, standing

up for women, and really are not pathetic, weak, little people who need to take down a woman so they can feel like a man.

from what i gather.

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:04 AM

12. Well said

I write them down as needy dumbasses, but dangerous needy dumbasses.

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