03-19 TABLE of CONTENTS:
QUOTES by Boswell and Charlotte Perkins Gilman.
"In 1976 the European economic community [now European union] pointed out to the Irish government that it had not yet implemented the agreed sexual equality legislation. The Dublin government immediately advertised for an equal pay enforcement officer. The advertisement offered different salary scales for men and women."
-- from Stephen Pile's The Book of Heroic Failures (1979) ISBN 0-7088-1909-7 regarding the least successful equal pay advertisement
03-19 DATES, ANNIVERSARIES, and EVENTS
B. 03-19-1844, Minna Canth, Finnish playwright, fiction writer, and essayist. Advocate for women's rights.
B. 03-19-1881, Edith Nourse Rogers, elected U.S. Representative from Massachusetts in 1925 and served in Congress longer than any other woman. The first woman to have her name attached to a piece of major legislation, sponsored bill to create women's army auxiliary corps with equal pay on a scale similar to that of the regular army men.
B. 03-19-1947, Glenn Close, stage and screen actor, Tony award for her work in The Real Thing, and several Academy Award nominations. She will undoubtedly be nominated for an Emmy for her recent TV movie portrayal of Col. Margarethe Cammermeyer in Serving in Silence.
Event 03-19-1975, by unanimous decision the U.S. Supreme Court invalidates a Social Security law which gave survivors benefits to women but did not give them to men under.
QUOTES DU JOUR
"Confusion of progeny constitutes the essence of the crime (adultery); and therefore a woman who breaks her marriage vows is much more criminal than a man who does it. A man, to be sure, is criminal in the sight of God; but he does not do his wife a very material injury if he does not insult her if, for instance, from mere wantonness of appetite, he steals privately to her chambermaid. Sir, a wife ought not greatly to resent this. I would not receive home a daughter who had run away from her husband on that account."
-- Boswell's Life of Johnson, 1791
GILMAN, CHARLOTTE PERKINS:
"Masculine ethics, colored by masculine instincts, always dominated by sex, has at once recognize the value of chastity in woman, which is right; punished its absence unfairly, which is wrong; and then reversed the whole matter when applied to men, which is ridiculous."
-- Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1911
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