THE O.J. Simpson test is the one expression of just how domestic physical violence haunts society that is american. Is “Gone utilizing the Wind” another? Particularly, did Rhett Butler rape or, less offensively, ravish Scarlett O’Hara?
The debate started a years that are few in scholastic journals additionally the lecture hallway between two feminist philosophers — one of those Christina Hoff Sommers, who’s since outraged many feminists together with her book “Who Stole Feminism? Just How ladies Betrayed Women,” posted a year ago. The argument inside her book — that feminism is dominated by people who look for to persuade the general public that American ladies “are maybe maybe maybe not the creatures that are free think our company is” — is foreshadowed within the dispute over Margaret Mitchell’s Civil War saga.
In the event it was missed by you, the debate has resurfaced once more. Listed here are excerpts. TOM KUNTZ