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Freeman liked to talk about women in her stories and their overpowerment over men. Was she big on feminism or was it just a good subject to talk about?

-- Anonymous, March 15, 2000


I dont think the women really overpowered the men so much as they simply spoke up for themselves. That was the general thought in all the stories, find what you want and go get it. I can see how these stories, although all written from the feminine view, can cross the boundary of sex to give an interesting story. The women didnt force the men to do anything, except clean house once a month and accept living in a barn. These stories just show life from a different point of view, they didnt start the sexual revolution.

-- Anonymous, March 20, 2000

I agree with Sean on that Freeman showed women being strong but i don't believe that she was showing women who are over powering, i also think that she was showing the different kinds of women then, the ones who are strong enough to get their husbands to agree with them and the ones who make mistakes, and the ones who are sortof perfect. let everyone know that there are more strong women then their are women who are overpowered.

-- Anonymous, March 20, 2000

I think that Freeman liked the thought of some women standing up for themselves. The women of the stories decided to voice their opinions instead of being a quiet little house wife. The men didn't have to do much although living in the barn wouln't have been fun. The women could have been overpowering a little but the men were dumb enough to go along with it. I don't believe there should be an overpowering sex and yet the book shows it a little. I think the point to get across is that women can stand up for themselves.

-- Anonymous, March 21, 2000

I feel that freeman was tired of hearing how women should stay at home while the man supports the family. She wanted to point out that women could be independent and make their own living. She wanted to let people know how she felt on the subject of feminism.

-- Anonymous, April 04, 2000

I think Freeman was a strong woman herself, and knew that what she wrote would be inspiring to other women.

-- Anonymous, June 13, 2000

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