Thursday, March 7, 2013

This Day in History March 7, 1908

I found this quite intriguing, and I can only imagine the uproar back then and how much there would be today.  On this date in 1908, Cincinnati mayor Mark Breith (evidently a rather misguided idiot, for lack of a better term) stood before the city council and declared that "women are not physically fit to operate automobiles."  I wonder if the man was even married!  Victorian women were often viewed as fragile and unable to operate machinery.  Aren't you glad that things have changed?

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1 comment:

  1. What??? Women can't operate motor vehicles? Well that would put a damper on things...


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