Started by Galt, Aug 18, 2005, 08:02 AM
Sethay-I checked out that women's history link and of course found this quote:"Yet ... there can be no doubt that wife-beating was once common and, in most legal circles, acceptable if it didn't "go too far.""Really? On what she bases this, she doesn't say. In fact, I doubt if anyone could find contemporary sources that support that wife beating was common.In fact, I've read things that were quite contrary. If you read enough history of which the purpose is NOT women's issues, the authors often let snippets slip through under the radar.I've come across several references to wife beaters being the recipients of vigilante justice in lots of instances. She of course, doesn't mention this.
We also have to keep in mind much of what is said about poor treatment fo women in the past IS true... but the femmies don't mention that men underrwent treatment just as horrific if not worse.For example, in viking culture if a wealthy property owned (male) passed on, it was customary for his comrades to all have sex with a slave girl, then the slave girl would join her master as part of the funeral pyre. Pretty lousy treatment of women, huh? Except for the fact that young amles slaves were routinely killed and hung in trees and left there to decompose. Pretty lousy treatment of men, huh? How about viking women who were in charge of the servants, property, and workinsg of the home while their husbands were out risking life and limb and soemtimes meeting heinous fates in their efforts to bring prosperity to their family.It's easy to amek it sound like women were so downtrodden in the past if you ignore all the ways men were killed, tortured, maimed, etc.
... and...actually, I've never heard *anyone* claim that NO woman would lie about sexual assault. JMO!