Ruth Bollig, Sartell
The extent of your understanding of the plight of women and the bias they withstood in the early 1900s is amazing to me. I lived through that time, in fact, I lived almost a generation before Millie Moran’s writings in her book “Socially Challenged.” Your editorial Aug. 9, 2013 about “Just the way it was back then” captured the situation with such an understanding and in insight I have never seen in print before, especially in a small-town newspaper. Your credit given to the feminist movement of the 1970s to promote change is so true as well as your quotes ‘it was hard to see these social forces because they had become such an integral part of the world and us in it that we were mostly blind to it and its deleterious effects,” and also “potential unrealized.”
Your editorial brought tears to my eyes because it’s so true and my esteem for your writings is still further enhanced.