And Then He Had His Way With Her. Sound Familiar?

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  1. Lon Tanner

    Lon Tanner Very Well-Known Member
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    Recent press about sexual harassment, molestations etc. makes me think about the above comment written in novels of years past. I wondered when I first ever read this just what his way was and is it different from others and how. Still makes me laugh.
     
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    @Lon Tanner
    I believe the gist of that comment is it was made during a time when women were the "fair sex" and were to be respected (mistakenly) for their naivete and reticence. Times have changed as "equality" has become the norm.

    Frank
     
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    Thank God times have changed...often ''he had his way with her'' when it was the last thing she wanted...
     
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    It sounds like a line from the old bodice-ripper romance novel's that my aunt used to read.
     
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    You notice the focal point is "He had His way with her!"
     
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    Exactly my point Babs... and although things have improved there's still a long way to go for things to change completely..
     
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    How about the Victorian Mother tell her Daughter to on her wedding night.

    Just lay back and think of England.
     
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  8. Holly Saunders

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    That's because in the Victorian Era, women by and large were incapable of earning a salary enough to keep themselves and therefore needed a working husband , so they had little choice but to allow themselves to be used by men in ways which women today wouldn't necessarily permit!!
     
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    I'm sorry but my mother's paperbacks explained it in detail to me. lol
     
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    Think it was more to do with that we needed young boys growing up to be men to go all over the world to die in wars for England
     
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    Reminds me of some "macho" NFL players that demand things of their girlfriends or wives and if not done...…..
     
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