A Great Role Model For Women

Died 22 January 1901 – Victoria, who reigned as Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Empire for nearly sixty-four years – the longest reign of any female monarch in history. Let us be honest: Most of the purported gains that women have made in the past century seem all but inconsequential when measured against Victoria’s stellar achievement. After all, essentially decorative titles such as Secretary of State, Senator, CEO, M.D., and Professor pale in comparison with “Queen” and “Empress of India.” I therefore suggest that women, particularly American women, need to move beyond their relatively minor accomplishments by both emulating Victoria and, more importantly, attending to her wise words: “The Queen is most anxious to enlist every one who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of ‘Woman’s Rights,’ with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor feeble sex is bent…”

Her Feminist Majesty

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