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Written by Reeba
(3/28/2009 12:41 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, About Henry and Isabella (longish, sorry!), penned by Line
So if on the one hand the society then, had;
>The old attitude that the main burden of moral behaviour in potentially sexual relationships is on the woman, not the man, is deeply *un*feminist,
This attitude may seem unfair to us today, but I think JA realised that its relevance lay in the fact that it was the woman who got pregnant.
The fairness to women lay in another aspect (as you have also mentioned in another post) the woman had the right and privilege to break an engagement.
Henry's acceptance of the existence of such women in society then (and we hear much about his opinion of them), who chased men for their money, might be his fault here, if fault it is.
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