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Eighteenth century view was that women were sex crazy and needed to be kept under tight control or else in their feverish sexual lust they would destroy the family, and because state, society, and the church rested on the family, if you let women loose, everything would fall apart.

Nineteenth century view was that women were wonderful, and the marital contract only needed to be enforced against men, never against women, because naturally a woman would never break it unless a man forced her to do so.

And everything did fall apart.

Jim, Jim's Blog 8 Comments [5/16/2017 5:31:46 AM]
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I notice your chart conveniently leaves out good 'ol Hal VIII. You know he had four of his marriages annulled? (Anne and Catherine's marriages were annulled before they were executed, which leaves me with several questions. You also grossly over simplified the understanding of women in each of these time periods. You fail history.

5/16/2017 6:17:46 AM


Why are these idiots so obsessed with over-populating the planet?

5/16/2017 8:18:26 AM


Why don't you show a similar plot of death rate of infants and children?

5/16/2017 9:17:03 AM


Wow, you really have no clue how it was, do you?

5/16/2017 10:32:48 AM


"And everything did fall apart."

Define "everything" please.....

5/16/2017 1:51:31 PM

Bob Dole

When your big data point coincides suspiciously well with the Industrial Revolution.

5/16/2017 2:10:40 PM

Citizen Justin

In addition to what Bob Dole said, the 'big drop' lines up nicely with the development of modern healthcare. Then, after 1948, there's a National Health service.

BTW I got Jim halfway through the first paragraph.

5/16/2017 4:18:31 PM


Thanks for the "history" lesson, Jim. However, it would prefer to get my information from sites where they know what they're talking about.

They're more obsessed with oppressing 51% of the population, keeping them in the kitchen.

5/16/2017 10:49:46 PM

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