[LMB] Teenage Girls OT: Was: Re: Ivan needs a title

Jeff Shultz jeffshultz at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 05:19:05 BST 2011

On Tue, Oct 25, 2011 at 4:50 PM, Eric Oppen <technomad at intergate.com> wrote:

> Like it or not, teenage girls have been handed *power*---and for some
> people, that's more than they can handle.<snip>
> If you doubt my word on this, look up the "Elizabeth Canning" scandal in
> 18th-century England.  A girl went missing for about a month, came home in
> rather tatty condition, and blamed a bunch of people (who were later shown
> to have been innocent) for having abducted and abused her.  For a while,
> English society was divided between "Canningites" (those who believed her
> stories) and "Egyptians" (who thought that the gypsy and the others she
> accused were innocent and that Canning was a lying POS).

Just look at a the Salem witch trials.... all started by a couple young
females, who I suspect quickly got in over their heads.

Jeff Shultz
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