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Of Good Women and Girls

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Charlotte Bronte

If men could see us as we really are, they would be a little amazed; but the cleverest, the acutest men are often under an illusion about women: they do not read them in a true light: they misapprehend them, both for good and evil: their good woman is a queer thing, half doll, half angel; their bad woman almost always a fiend. – Charlotte Bronte, Shirley.

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5 thoughts on “Of Good Women and Girls

    1. I think both men and women have a tendency to stereotype that way, don’t they? Not all, but some. Girls have to internalize the idea of a good girl often at the insistence of older women. Wish a gender-neutral idea of goodness was encouraged instead.

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