Girls of America, your ways are not our ways. We do not always approve them, as our mothers did not always approve ours. We do not like your careless manners, your minor sexual freedoms, your powder and rouge, your indifference toward the old, your neglect of pleasing. But we like your courage, your self-confidence, your honesty and your intelligence. We think perhaps your faults lie more on the surface than ours did, but that it may be ours were none the better for being hidden.
--Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale, What's Wrong with Our Girls?, 1923 (157-8)
Friday, November 5, 2010
Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale shuts down Susan Faludi's whole matricide thing avant la lettre: