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America, Books, and Love: Doctors in 1911 thought bicycles would turn women aU It wasn't just the freedom afforded by bicycles although that was also a thing. Doctors hotly debated whether the vibration between women's legs would give them insatiable sex drives and lead to lesbianism GRAGKED GoM Susan K. Foley, 2004, Women in France Since 1789: The Meanings of Difference. Moralists in the 7Gh cenGuru panicked over novels 0o000000000 They reasoned that women, being somehow unable to distinguish between reality and fiction, would act out the immoral situations they read about in novels. GRAGKED.GOM Cavallo, Chartier, and Cochrane, 2003. A History of Reading in the West. People thoughb the Postb Office would ruin Women 0 0 CENTLEMENl FOR LADIES XCLUSİVELY SUNDER S IN SUMS EXCEEDING SI Becausé the Post Office enabled women to send and receive letters unsupervised, the moralists of the 1870s were sure women would engage in "clandestine correspondence with unprincipled men." GRAGKED coM httpMaphamsquarterly org/roundtable/post-secrets When women started using bhe telephone bo have conversations, men freaked out. In 1909, telephones started appearing in homes, and women started using them socially. This panicked their husbands so much that they started making fun of women for it and calling them out on their "futility and frivolity" in newspapers, journals, and books. The average length of those calls was 7½ minutes. CRACKED cON Claude S. Fischer, 1994. America Calling: A Social History of the Telephone to 1940 jenroses: kipplekipple: virginiaisforhaters: Wow it’s almost like most of human history has been about controlling women… or something… I love the bike one. “The women may experience sexual pleasure, whereupon they will discard men entirely and immediately.” this casts an entirely new light on “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle” and I’m sideyeing my brain for thinking it. 

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America, Books, and Post Office: Doctors in 1911 thought bicycles would turn women aU It wasn't just the freedom afforded by bicycles although that was also a thing. Doctors hotly debated whether the vibration between women's legs would give them insatiable sex drives and lead to lesbianism GRAGKED GoM Susan K. Foley, 2004, Women in France Since 1789: The Meanings of Difference. Moralists in the 7Gh cenGuru panicked over novels 0o000000000 They reasoned that women, being somehow unable to distinguish between reality and fiction, would act out the immoral situations they read about in novels. GRAGKED.GOM Cavallo, Chartier, and Cochrane, 2003. A History of Reading in the West. People thoughb the Postb Office would ruin Women 0 0 CENTLEMENl FOR LADIES XCLUSİVELY SUNDER S IN SUMS EXCEEDING SI Becausé the Post Office enabled women to send and receive letters unsupervised, the moralists of the 1870s were sure women would engage in "clandestine correspondence with unprincipled men." GRAGKED coM httpMaphamsquarterly org/roundtable/post-secrets When women started using bhe telephone bo have conversations, men freaked out. In 1909, telephones started appearing in homes, and women started using them socially. This panicked their husbands so much that they started making fun of women for it and calling them out on their "futility and frivolity" in newspapers, journals, and books. The average length of those calls was 7½ minutes. CRACKED cON Claude S. Fischer, 1994. America Calling: A Social History of the Telephone to 1940 virginiaisforhaters:Wow it’s almost like most of human history has been about controlling women… or something…

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Bad, Head, and Love: firesnaps I had someone tell me that dislike of Umbridge is usually from ingrained sexism toward female villains. I kind of stared in shock-I mean I love my lady villains I love nasty female villains. I love sneaky and clever female villains. I love female villains that wrap themselves up in what the patriarchy expects of them and uses those expectations to smash someone upside the head I tried to explain my hatred of Umbridge isn't that she's full of traditionally feminine attributes It's that she's lawful evil If you did an alignment chart, no one would represent lawful evil more thar Umbridge. I don't think there's ever been a character that better sums up lawful evil. And, to me, lawful evil is the most terrifying and disturbing evil there is To me, lawful evil is the shit that gets thousands of people killed while the person responsible walks away feeling like they did their duty Evil forces like Bellatrix and Voldemort are fairy tales. They're the bad guys a good guy can chase away with a sword or wand Umbridge is that evil that really does lurk in the hearts of men (and women). The realness, the plausibility of it, makes her amazingly uncomfortable So, yeah, I can't get as excited about her as a fantasy book creation as easily as some other female villains. Not because she's a woman, or because of her gender presentation, but because she represents a sort of evil that's far, far too close to home too-bassoon Voldemort is stereotypically scary, but he's a very unreal kind of scary. Umbridge is different. Everyone's had an umbridge the-cimmerians yes because lawful evil wraps itself in righteousness and oppresses you through approved systems and hierarchies that nobody is supposed to question Source.firesnaps 102,194 notes The scariest fictional villains are the ones most likely to be real