Posted by kelly elizabeth on November 24, 1997 at 21:59:28:
In response to Isn't it interesting..., written by Mark on November 24, 1997 at 19:28:57
] ] ] Are we employing a double standard? After all, it takes two to tango, does it not?
] ] *snip* because he is a man.
] 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.)
Well, JA wrote it that way, no doubt because it was what was expected in her time, but none the less she wrote it that way. As we are all here because me are avid JA fans and many of us love period pieces of any kind, we do find it odd at all, because we are used to the concept through our extensive readings. JA wrote it that way, and that's the way we are told the story when we read/watch it and so it's the way we think.
Hope this helps.
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