Thoughts from Blue Angel
A Doll's House
I just finished reading "A Doll's House" by Henrick Ibsen,
and I am absolutely fuming. It sickens me to read how men
thought of women back in the times the play was set in.
What's sadder is that they did not think that way out of
hostility. On the contrary, they did it out of love. They
sincerely thought that women were weak, ignorant little
creatures who needed protection. They were regarded as
dolls, as the title suggests. They were play things who
brought amusement to men.
I must admit that I like being with a strong (emotionally,
mentally, physically) guy who makes me feel secure and
protected. But at the same time, I have my own mind, and I
am very capable of doing my own thinking and forming my own
I am by no means a bitchy feminist. I personally think
that women and men have some major differences, and that
those differences should be valued instead of ignored.
However, when I read or hear things such as this story, I
get so frustrated that I'd really love to just scream.