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jueves, 30 de diciembre de 2010

Las hilanderas: El mejor o ninguno!

'The Best or None'
In the 19th century, references to spinsters noted that they were not uninterested in marriage -- only disinterested in the pool of men that were available. "[M]iddle-class spinsters, as well as their married peers, took ideals of love and marriage very seriously, and ... spinsterhood was indeed often a consequence of their adherence to those ideals. ... They remained unmarried not because of individual shortcomings but because they didn't find the one 'who could be all things to the heart.'"[2]
Also in the 19th century, at least one editorial encouraged women to remain choosy in selecting a mate -- even at the price of never marrying. An editorial in the widely popular Peterson's Magazine entitled "Honorable Often to Be an Old Maid" advised women: "Marry for a home! Marry to escape the ridicule of being called an old maid? How dare you, then, pervert the most sacred institution of the Almighty, by becoming the wife of a man for whom you can feel no emotions of love, or respect even?"[2

A song entitled "Poor Old Maids", containing the lyrics "We're all in a willing mind / if the men would be so kind / as to wed the lame and blind, poor old maids"

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