03-09 TABLE of CONTENTS:
QUOTES by Nancy Pickard, Del Martin, and from Associated Press.
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03-09 DATES, ANNIVERSARIES, and EVENTS
Event 03-09-1906, Irene Miller was arrested for knocking at 10 Downing Street, the home of the British Prime Minister and demanding a reply to her request to see the prime minister about women's vote. During the arrest, Mrs. Flora Drummond dodged inside 10 Downing and was also arrested. Annie Kenney was arrested outside for simply speaking to the crowd that had gathered. Such were women's rights in England.
Event 03-09-1907, the Indiana legislature passed "an act to prevent the procreation of criminals, idiots, imbeciles and rapists." After 120 operations to sterilize were performed, the act was declared unconstitutional on the grounds of due process.
B. 03-09-1935, Keely Smith, pop vocalist, best known number "That Old Black Magic."
B. 03-09-1936, Glenda Jackson, English actor, winner of two Academy Awards.
QUOTES DU JOUR
" 'Let's begin by asking [the expert] about the root causes of domestic violence.'
"[The expert] sighed and said in a lofty lecturing tone:
" 'Assuming we are talking about more or less normal people, and not about a true psychopath or sociopath, it is not merely an individual, but also a social problem.
" 'It is, to some degree, a holdover from male-dominated societies. These men believe they have the right, even the obligation, to dictate to women what they may do, say, wear, be.
" 'These men blame the women for the beatings. They see no fault in themselves, although they may experience enormous guilt afterward. Even then, however, they will blame their own guilt and misery on the women.'
" 'That is right!' Another expert said, 'In my group counseling, they say, I hated to hit her, I begged her to act right! If she would only do what I tell her to, I wouldn't have to hit her!'
"It is a question of power and dominance - and it is nearly identical to the rationalization that goes through the minds of a parent who hits a child."
-- Nancy Pickard in Marriage is Murder.
"The door behind which the battered wife is trapped is the door to the family home."
-- Del Martin in _Battered Wives_.
"Women are expected to be subservient in Kenya, and beating a wife is widely considerd no worse than spanking a child."
-- Associated Press, February 1993.
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