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Daemon
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I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery.

Kate Chopin (1851-1904)
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How many children have you? Do you smoke cigarettes? Sorry, girls! Nothing more than a woman's conspiracy theory...
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How many lovers have you had? A beautiful woman like you must have men falling all over themselves...
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A defenseless woman? Now there's a clever ploy.


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In Victorian times questions like those above were most certainly shocking, intrusive, offensive and demeaning.
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Daemon wrote:
I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery.

Kate Chopin (1851-1904)


I trust it is no professional secret, and nothing could be less shocking than the banal truth, that flattery will get you everywhere,
with anybody, sooner or later, regardless of defenses.
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