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  •  Another dynamic at work there: (5+ / 0-)

    The young women of the plantation class tried to delay marriage because of the restrictions on plantation housewives being so extreme (to the point where they were one of the most opiate-addicted population subgroups to ever exist on the planet). The young men were faced with the societal expectation to marry young women their own age or younger within that same social class.

    So, you have a bunch of young plantation class overly-entitled white men for the most part stuck in isolated rural areas, unlikely to marry before their mid-twenties if then, surrounded by a lot of young black women with no means to defend themselves and no risk of social condemnation if found out unless he proclaimed actual emotional affection.

    Even just with that theoretical look at the situation, there's no way the only rapes were by the plantation family patriarchs.

    Prayers and best wishes to those in Japan.

    by Cassandra Waites on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 09:17:17 PM PST

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