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Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried together.

Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, who were not allowed to be buried together. Roermond, Netherlands, 1888

If A Woman Needs It, Should She Be Spanked? "Why not" says Miguel. "If they don't know how to behave." Frank says, "Yes, when they deserve it. As a barber I've got a lot of faith in the hairbrush." Teddy offers "You bet. It teaches them who's boss" and William (a *TOY FACTORY* owner!) believes "most of them have it coming to them anyway." Wow.

This 1892 J. S. Johnston stereograph is titled "Woman diving from pier" ....this is an awesome picture

Ruthenian woman. Ellis Island Photograph Collection NYPL Sherman, Augustus F. -- Photographer. [ca. 1906]

The discription reads: "Dad pretended that Mother was alive for a full month after her death. They are pictured here on day two. Mom still looks as pretty as ever."

WWII homefront ~ off to work!

Africa | Ouled-Naïl Woman, Algeria | Postcard image; Neurdein frères, ca. 1907

This 1922 photo is said to show a ghost wedding. The woman is supposedly a nǚ guǐ (女鬼), or ghost woman: a woman who died unmarried has no family and can't become an ancestor, so she returns and haunts. There's a simple solution to the nǚ guǐ hauntings, though: find a man and pay him to marry her. These "profound weddings" (冥婚) are an important function of the Dàoshi, and a kinder form of exorcism.

When we used to stand for love & peace ... Strong women - it takes strength to show mercy. "Keshia Thomas, 18, uses her body to shield a man from protesters at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Ann Arbor, Mich. A crowd had begun to beat him with sticks after spotting a Confederate flag on his jacket. "Just because you beat somebody doesn't mean you're going to change his mind," Thomas said."