...got particular commendation for her delivery, which was so forceful she could be heard at the far reaches of a crowd that stretched back for four blocks. It turned out she had been practicing by standing out in the open prairie, giving her speech while her husband sat in a buggy, backing farther and farther away and yelling “Louder!”Now that's what we call practice! Check out Collins's social history, America's Women: 400 Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines, for more great stories about women's role in our society. She notes that "it's less a war against oppressive men than a struggle to straighten out the perpetually mixed message about women's role that was accepted by almost everybody of both genders."
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