[LMB] Bigamy & Sex Selection & Cetaganda

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Thu Aug 23 18:44:18 BST 2012

Howard Brazee scripsit:

> In Europe before syphilis, the common assumption was that women
> weren't expected to control their sexual urges - that was the men's
> responsibility.

Indeed, as late as the Second World War this attitude persisted.  The U.S.
Army gave its soldiers some "how to survive in Britain" pamphlets, one of
which explained that whereas back home in Yankeeland, men expected women
to exert self-control, in the U.K. women expected men of honor to do the
honorable thing.

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we'll be in here thinking what a sucker you are!
        --Rufus T. Firefly

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