Tuesday, November 16, 2010


"When we too are armed and trained, we can convince men that we have hands, feet, and a heart like yours; and although we may be delicate and soft, some men who are delicate are also strong; and others, coarse and harsh, are cowards. Women have not yet realized this, for if they should decide to do so, they would be able to fight you until death; and to prove that I speak the truth, amongst so many women, I will be the first to act, setting an example for them to follow."

—Veronica Franco, 16th century Venetian poet and courtesan


bluesun said...

That sounds like something a woman (or man, for that matter) should believe in, not this crap they call feminism these days.

Mike W. said...

A prime example of the "progress" the "progressive" feminist movement has made.

I'll take Franco's brand of feminism over contemporary faux-feminism anyday.

DirtCrashr said...

Contemporary progressive feminism isn't about feminism, it's about marxism.
It progressed over to the Left where "progressives" still preach about antiquated and debunked 19th Century ideas, under a self-satisfying banner that doesn't accurately describe anything about them.

BobG said...

Sounds like my kind of lady.

hiroshi_tea said...

that's not a proto-feminist - that's a true feminist. one unrelated to the current variety