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Daemon
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To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)
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wifely duties

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To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)
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pedro wrote:
wifely duties


Really? Are you kidding?Shame on you
raghd muhi al-deen
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American feminist and reformer

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“[T]he economic independence and specialization of women is essential to the improvement of marriage, motherhood, domestic industry, and racial improvement.” It is still relevant today, despite the fact that Women and Economics – A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution is a book written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and published in 1898.

And this is my favourite: Gilman was one of the first to propose the professionalization of housework, encouraging women to hire housekeepers and cooks to release them from housework.

What about women who are convinced that a man in a household should be able to fix a tap, even though he is a painter, though?

By "tap" I mean a valve and spout used to regulate delivery of a fluid at the end of a pipe. And not, for example, a metal plate attached to the toe or heel of a shoe, as for tap-dancing.Drool

J'ai perdu mes amis en Afrique durant la dernière semaine de 2017
FounDit
Posted: Saturday, December 9, 2017 11:37:13 AM

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Daemon wrote:
To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)


Hmm, I thought the quote was about the weakness of group-think in humans.


We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
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Context from : Fashion, Beauty and Brains by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Outlook an independent August 7, 1929)

To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind. Inertia, be it remembered, is not merely keeping still. Its law is that a body in motion keeps on until something stops it, as well as that a motionless body is motionless until something starts it.

Observe the acceptance of the automobile. For years the inventors and promotors strove to start the motionless public mind, meeting only passive inertia. At last the driving force stirred the mass and we now see the active inertia of the same mind, shown in our rushing about in every direction like agitated ants.

Read more : https://books.google.com/books?id=o-kPAAAAIAAJ

Bully_rus
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Daemon wrote:
To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)


Although hard to swallow, there's a purpose in such trait. Society is structured through human weakness. Come apart at the seams...
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Gilman's quote is very reflective of the Democratic Party. This could be why they were almost successful in inflicting Hillary Clinton upon us.

The Mountains are CALLING And I must go - John Muir
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Daemon wrote:
To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935)


Swallow and follow dominate the human mind still, perhaps more than ever, unattended by discernment.
Only in Gilman's time there was the excuse of a well-baited hook. Now they swallow hook, line and sinker.
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