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Thread: Do you think well-behaved women seldom make history?

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    Talking Do you think well-behaved women seldom make history?

    Do you think well-behaved women seldom make history?

    How about mis-behaving women, do they always make history?

    You wanna well bahave or misbehave? Why
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    I wonder what you mean by "well - behaved"..
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    When I read the Thread I immediately thought of the suffragettes at the beginning of the 20th century. They were certainly a mixture of well-behaved upper-class women and of cousre a bunch of revolutionaries. But well-behaved or not they were neccessary. But lots of people thought them outragious.
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    The very notion that women should 'behave' or 'misbehave' just makes me think immediately of them being treated like children who have to obey the rules laid down for them by men.... which unfortunately may well be a typical point of view in the minds of many in our society. Certainly from my own point of view, it is a rare man who doesn't patronise me or attempt to make me feel smaller, less important, less in charge and my decisions / opinions of less worth than theirs. Most of them claim they don't, but they do. There is the odd exception though
    No, women do not have to do outrageous things to become famous or to make a difference to the world. There are many, many examples of scientists, artists, poets, authors, and academics who are perfectly 'respectible' in terms of appearing to behave in general with the accepted ethical guidlines of their country / times and who also happen to be female.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunflower View Post
    You wanna well bahave or misbehave? Why
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    Why people ask so many whys?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scheherazade View Post
    "You are blocking my sunlight!"

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    maybe true

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    I think that well-behaved PEOPLE in general seldom make history.But,still,what was misbehaviour hundreds of years ago today makes you honour...
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    in general, people dont tend to make history

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    Quote Originally Posted by armenian View Post
    in general, people dont tend to make history
    Then who does ? Sheep ?
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    One makes history by being too good or too bad.

    “Those who seek to satisfy the mind of man by hampering it with ceremonies and music and affecting charity and devotion have lost their original nature””

    “If water derives lucidity from stillness, how much more the faculties of the mind! The mind of the sage, being in repose, becomes the mirror of the universe, the speculum of all creation.

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    I believe misbehaved women are in the lime light more often than women who behave, but in the end (if I was famous) I'd want be respected. And, most of the female celebrities that are always in the lime light, are in it for negative reasons, if you want to live your life that way, you shouldn't be famous. Simply for the fact that you're not mature enough to be.
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    The "mis-behaved" women definately get the attention. The "well-behaved" women get, not necessarily ignored, but they live their life as they see fit.

    The Mis-Behaved are like the annoying kids in elementary school who act out for attention.
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    What a horrible topic. Do well-behaved blacks seldom make history?

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    What do you propose to say?
    Well behaved and bad behaved people are all in history!

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