good question . . .
Posted by Sara J on November 24, 1997 at 19:49:11:
In response to Isn't it interesting..., written by Mark on November 24, 1997 at 19:28:57
] But why on a board that is 98% female and quite intellectual and educated to boot, hasn't anybody noticed?
] (I am NOT looking for praise on being an "enlightened male." I just curious why nobody that I am aware of has commented upon it before.)
*Maybe* because we're used to it? Of course, that's not a very intellectual reason! When I read your question, I tried to think why I hadn't noticed that particular angle . . . and the best I could come up with is that of course the women are seen as flirts, and the men as, well, men. It seems to be ingrained pretty well, hmm? This still happens today, although not nearly as badly as in JA's time.
I'll be interested to read what others think of it.
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