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ljm2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 01:06 PM
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2. Thanks for sharing Jane's story... is so important for people to realize the importance of women's struggles, then and now.

It reminds me of Freud's famous question: "What do women want?" -- because when he was a young man, his sister was required to quit her piano lessons in order not to disturb her brother's fervent studies.

So my answer to Freud would have been, "They want to be allowed to continue their own studies -- to continue their piano lessons -- not to have to sacrifice their own ambitions on the altar of yours." In other words, women do not have what Freud termed "penis envy". Nope. Historically, what they have is more properly called "privilege envy".

Sorry for the digression, I couldn't help but comment. Of course Jane's travails were more pronounced by far than those of Freud's little sister. Still, both are illustrative of the differences in how the sexes have been treated throughout history, with only recently a nod towards equality, and the rabid right is trying their best to roll it back.
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