Friday, April 07, 2006

How Americans Understand the Equality of the Sexes

"As for myself, I do not hesitate to avow that although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is in some respects one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked, now that I am drawing to the close of this work, in which I have spoken of so many important things done by the Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply: To the superiority of their women. " Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

When you have time, I urge you to read this very insightful piece by Alexis de Tocqueville stating his reasons for the above statement.

Alas, those days have ended. . .

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