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<<1. Women were PROPERTY. They didn't have the right or the ability to leave a bad marriage. They couldn't own their own businesses, take their possessions with them, etc. So their choices were: live with husband, live with father, or live with relatives. So instead of saying "well they took marriage seriously back then" it should be "marriage was a virtually loveless contract between vastly unequal parties".
2. Women who had children out of wedlock weren't given child support. They lost their jobs (maids, shop girls, etc), sent to seclusion to then give up the baby (if wealthy), or had a dangerous abortion/committed suicide. >>

Despite the liberation of women, the bottom line is that women wish to pick the pockets of men. Government will gladly do that for women upon request.

<<I think SP refers to this era as "the good old days." >>

This is the system the "modern woman" created and dotes upon.

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