Was Rabbie right?
“The historian, Suzannah Lipscomb, said on ‘Countdown’ recently that previous generations had believed that women were just badly made men,” writes a Craigie regular.
“That might have been right in Tudor times and, even earlier, when the Book of Genesis was written, since, according to chapter 2, verse 21, God took one of Adam’s ribs and from it ‘made he a woman.’
“But Robert Burns, writing in the 18th Century, obviously did not agree with the Elizabethans. In ‘Green Grow the Rashes’, he attributed woman’s creation to nature and wrote: ‘Her prentice han’ she tried on man, an’ then she made the lasses, O’. Was Rabbie right, ladies?”