Posted by irl on December 18, 1997 at 15:17:10:
In response to A short and interesting quote..., written by Lesley on December 18, 1997 at 00:26:29
"Throughout history there have been only two kinds of society as far a sex is concerned. Either there is prostitution or permissiveness..."
This quote comes from "The Edwardian Lady" by Kate Caffrey. Before anyone jumps on me bc this is a regency board, I just want to say that this passage leaped out at me after our Opera Girls graphic from a couple of months ago! Also, I though it was relevant bc of the changing dress from JA's youth to her adulthood. It went from tightly corseted to women damping down their muslin gowns! So, what do y'all think?
I suppose that I agree that this is a Regency era board, rather than a forum for sociopolitical discussion (although some instances of the latter might certainly be appropriate in the former). For each opinion that sexual licentiousness is the only "freeing" behavior for women, and that virtue and fidelity in a woman (or man!) is to be despised, you may find several others stating that only a perverse and twisted society would distort the meaning of "morality" until it meant "immorality", celibrating prostitution and vice while mocking continence and virtue. I myself have very strong feelings on this matter, but I suppose that the expression of those feelings ought to wait for a more appropriate outlet than this board, so I say no more.
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