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jim_1 (Zone 9A)

Hand that rocks the cradle

When feminists threaten to make their voices heard and their influence felt in every aspect of our culture, it is perhaps amusing to note that this famous line might fit our situation better if it were rephrased to read: “The hand that refuses to rock the cradle…”

The original version from the pen of a 19thcentury poet, William Ross Wallace:

“They say that man is mighty/He governs land and sea…/But a mightier power and stronger/Man from his throne has hurled./And the hand that rocks the cradle/Is the hand that rules the world.”

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Lucille

it is perhaps amusing to note that this famous line might fit our situation better if it were rephrased to read: “The hand that refuses to rock the cradle…

I don't think feminists refuse to rock the cradle. I think they are pointing out that women's hands can be equally at home holding a scalpel, penning a statute, driving a tractor, etc. And that men's hands can fit the cradle as well.

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stacey_mb

Food for thought.

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