Quote of Queen Victoria on Women's Rights

" I am most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights', with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feelings and propriety. Feminists ought to get a good whipping. Were woman to 'unsex' themselves by claiming equality with men, they would become the most hateful, heathen and disgusting of beings and would surely perish without male protection."

- Queen Victoria

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- Biography of Queen Victoria

How times change....

Presumably Queen Victoria didn't give much interest to the rights of Indians and other parts of the British Empire.


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Blogger Christina said...

I think Queen Victoria was hugely interested in the welfare of Indians. She sent repeated telegrams and messages urging her Generals and envoys to fully respect the customs and rights of the people. Regarding her own 'Indian servants' - from whom she learned Hindustani - she was keen to protect their religious holidays and observances and was so enamoured of her 'Munshi' that it led her into a good deal of bother :-)




November 26, 2008 at 7:41 AM  

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