Sunday, January 13, 2008

It's For Your Own Good, Dear

Shorter Caitlin Flanagan: "Women are much worse off now1 than they were in the Victorian era2."

1'Now' meaning the reality of the present-day.
2'Victorian era' meaning some sepia-tone fantasy of the 19th century in which reality is indistinguishable from the ideology used to rationalize oppression.

[Hat tip: Bean and Molly Ivors]