1903: “She can love and not be jealous.”
1903: “She can reason.”
2011: O reason not the need!
1903: “She can be sure of her facts before saying: ‘I’m just as positive as I can be.’”
2011: But why bother?
1903: “She can conquer her husband by chiding him when he is in a lamblike humor.”
1903: “She can admire another woman’s stylish bonnet without saying ‘I wish it were mine.’”
2011: But why not just attempt to don it?
1903: “She can regard things and people from a dispassionate, impersonal standpoint—a really truly one.”2011: Or not.
Is life better? I suppose it could be worse: We could be living in Saudi Arabia, or Iran, or Syria.