Saturday, November 15, 2014

Tocqueville on American Women

Tocqueville on American women:

"As for myself, I do not hesitate to avow that although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is in some respects one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked, now that I am drawing to the close of this work [Democracy in America], in which I have spoken of so many important things done by the Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply: To the superiority of their women."

Of course, it takes a Frenchman to say it ... 

Image from; with caption: Vintage Movie Poster starring Jane Fonda and [French] director Roger Vadim. Set in the 41st century and is a Dino De Laurentiis production based on the popular French comic strip. Written by alfiehitchie. A psychedelic Sci-fi, porn parody this film was clearly stimulated by the creativity of the 60s.

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