Posted by kelly elizabeth on November 24, 1997 at 17:19:33:
In response to An observation, written by Mark on November 24, 1997 at 09:55:27
] While watching P&P2 last night, a thought struck me.
] Do you realize that we, along with the P&P world, heap scorn upon the two younger Bennet sisters for being such terrible flirts, and yet nobody thinks twice about the way all the officers return their attentions in spades.
] Are we employing a double standard? After all, it takes two to tango, does it not?
What an interesting question...my question to you is have you ever seen or read Little Women?(I'm not sure if it's in the book but it's definetly in the movie)The seen after Sally Mofat's(sp?) coming out party explains this very well I think. Jo asks why everyone talks about Meg but nobody talks about Laury and how he can flirt and such and noone thinks the less of him. And Marmie answers for one pratical reason, the same reason he can vote and hold property and persue any profession he pleases, because he is a man.
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