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The sorry state of women in South Carolina
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It has always been a source of great bewilderment to me the huge hypocritical gulf between how we, as Southern men, talk about women -- and how we treat them. Our historic culture is that we put women on a pedestal, we dress them in hoop skirts, we praise the Scarlet O’Hara strong women types, are chivalrous defenders of the virtues of Southern womanhood, always looking to help a fair damsel in distress -- and on and on. On the other hand, we beat and kill women regularly, work them like borrowed mules, pay them less than men, expect them to hold down a job, raise our kids, cook and clean our house, satisfy our sexual urges -- and on and on.