Timothy Bradsoy made the following posts in the Movies folder:
He has a point. Sex wasn't invented in the 1960's and some of us just might be surprised at just how long the "Free Love" ideal has been around. (H.G. Wells was one of it's advocates!) Have fun with it, but as I said, keep it PG rated.Take off your ROSE colored glasses! Sexuality existed before and after 1912. It's never been static or linear.
Forms of misogyny
....Other forms of misogyny may be more subtle. Some misogynists may simply be prejudiced against all women, or may hate women who do not fall into one or more acceptable categories. Entire cultures may be said to be misogynist if they treat women in ways that can be seen as harmful. Examples include forcing women to tend to all domestic responsibilities, demanding silence from a woman, or beating a woman. Subscribers to one model, the mother/whore dichotomy, hold that women can only be "mothers" or "whores." Another variant is the virgin/whore dichotomy, in which women who do not adhere to a saintly standard of moral purity are considered "whores."
It seemed pretty clear to me that Rose wasn't conventional. Rose detested the formality and hypocrisy of the era and especially her mother. The official Roaring 20s were only a few years away, although it was already underway for some, and Rose was ahead of her time. http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=546
For 17 she was fairly well read (how many teenagers read Freud?) albeit still very naive. She wasn't a virgin (Cal treated her like a whore and said as much) her mother basically pimped her out to Cal already...even shared connecting suites to protect her income. Pregnant Madeline Astor wasn't much older than Rose and she was involved in a scandalous affair that Rose seemed amused by. And Guggenheim had his mistress aboard. Was she rebellious?...hell yes! I'm suprised she didn't pull a Lizzie Borden with that ax. But the Upper Classes, the Kings and Queens of the Industrial Revolution had a different set of morals than the American/English Middle Classes.