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Necklace Guild #8

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"Marriage seems to me to be an enemy of progress,” Jayne stated firmly whenever the subject arose, which in recent times had been whenever Lord Harcourt paid his fleeting visits. “It makes drudges of women and imbues men with complacency. It robs both of ambition and in so doing hinders progress.”
Her father could not understand where she had developed these outlandish ideas. He placed no great faith in progress himself, believing progress was beneficial only if it yielded a profit. Furthermore, to him, Jayne’s life appeared to be an endless drudge of domestic duties, all tedious in the extreme.

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    Christopher 14 days ago

    Jayne is rather forward-thinking for someone who was around when the railroads were still new. Next thing you know she'll be thinking women should have the right to vote! (Not sure when that was legalized over there. It was 1920 here in the States. Sorry, that's a tangent.)

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    Christopher 14 days ago

    Another tangent for the sake of completeness... That was nationally. We had states and territories that allowed women to vote as far back as 1869. Sorry, totally irrelevant but I realized what I said was incomplete.

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