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Rethinking Women’s History

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As I was driving home from taking a class this week, I gave thanks for the opportunity to get an education. My great-grandmother was not so blessed—because she was a woman.

When I watch “Sense and Sensibility,” I have to remind myself that not so many years ago women were disallowed from inheriting property.

When I voted in the general election last year, I exercised a right that my female ancestors didn’t share (and that women in Iraq are only now beginning to enjoy).

When I worked for an insurance company, I was paid on the basis of my performance, not my gender.

How easy it is to take such blessings for granted. Not so many decades ago, circumstances were much different. And the changes for the better are thanks, in great part, to the Bible….

On the first day of a secular class I took in “Women and Revolutions,” …

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