Was Rab­bie right?

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - Comment -

“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?”

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