Spokane Medical Research

Fighting Sexual Harassment the Old Fashioned Way

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Ever since the “women’s lib” movement, a strange phenomenon has occurred in American culture. That phenomenon is sexual harassment cases.

Women, offended by vulgar behavior of men, have taken their disgust with crude male behavior all the way to court.

From the infamous Anita Hill trial to Paula Jones and even a female General in the Army, there has been an explosion of sexual harassment cases made by women in the past decade.

Indeed, these sexual harassment cases have transcended race, culture, and political ideology. The only common theme among them has been this: men, somewhere, were vulgar, and the women they hit on didn’t like it.

It is clear, women nowhere like the vulgar behavior and crude comments associated with too many men. Women of all types, be they white or black, liberal or conservative, religious or non-religious, have rejected the objectifying behavior of many men—and, for the most part, appropriately so.
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A Jane for All Seasons. 3

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Years later, after Anne has secured a hard-bought sense not of happiness but of contentment with her place in life and the fulfillment of her duties to friends and family, she continues to believe she would have been happier married to her young naval officer, but not at the expense of violating the forcefully expressed views of her godmother. How much more conventional can you get? How less free to follow your star?
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A Jane for All Seasons. 2

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So Woolf’s delight in Austen’s confident style and rancor-free mind is tempered by her feeling that, after all, there is something slight and unweighty about Austen’s work, so that her significance, though real, may owe much to her role as a Missing Link between Fanny Burney (a great early success story among female novelists in the generation before Austen’s, and still a good read) and, well, Woolf’s own more open, enlightened, liberated generation.
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A Jane for All Seasons. 1

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Was there a soupc,on of sapphic yearning when heroine Fanny Price — playing a vicar in a home theatrical! — was caressed by Miss Crawford in the new movie version of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park?

Jane Austen is one of those women from the past who has both been co-opted by feminists and patronized for her lack of geopolitical interest. Of course, her unmarried state is a hopeful sign to feminists, and the injection of at least a hint of lesbianism into an Austen movie was inevitable.
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