In reading this critical article for my 19th Centure Woman Writers course, I’ve discovered a few things.
If you replace the word “Religion” with any variation of the words “Money” or “Orgasm” it reads with more truth, as well as…more truth.
“Religion is just what a woman needs. Without it she is ever restless or unhappy.”
“Joseph M’D Matthews…believed that ‘female education should be preeminently religious.”
“woman never looks lovelier than in her reverence for religion.”
Speaking of religion, Thank GOD I wasn’t born then. I’d have been burnt at the stake the first time I opened my mouth.