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Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it.

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Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)
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And it doubles down when they become WomenBrick wall Shame on you
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Daemon wrote:
Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it.

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)


Yeah, and when they say Yes - it means nothing... It's so mean.
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Context from : Little Women

PART 2, CHAPTER 35: HEARTACHE

Laurie was a young lover, but he was in earnest, and meant to 'have it out', if he died in the attempt, so he plunged into the subject with characteristic impetuosity, saying in a voice that would get choky now and then, in spite of manful efforts to keep it steady...

"I've loved you ever since I've known you, Jo, couldn't help it, you've been so good to me. I've tried to show it, but you wouldn't let me. Now I'm going to make you hear, and give me an answer, for I can't go on so any longer."

"I wanted to save you this. I thought you'd understand..." began Jo, finding it a great deal harder than she expected.

"I know you did, but the girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say no when they mean yes, and drive a man out of his wits just for the fun of it," returned Laurie, entrenching himself behind an undeniable fact.

"I don't. I never wanted to make you care for me so, and I went away to keep you from it if I could."

"I thought so. It was like you, but it was no use. I only loved you all the more, and I worked hard to please you, and I gave up billiards and everything you didn't like, and waited and never complained, for I hoped you'd love me, though I'm not half good enough..." Here there was a choke that couldn't be controlled, so he decapitated buttercups while he cleared his 'confounded throat'.

http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/36/little-women/442/part-2-chapter-35-heartache/
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If a women said that now-a-days she'd be hung drawn and quartered. If Donald Trump said that he'd be.. well I'm not allowed to write that, I'd be arrested for threatening the life of the President.
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That's a myth, Louisa May, perpetuated by men and your character fell for it back then.

Sometimes the longest way around is the shortest way home. Anon
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You can say that again, sister!
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