Some 130 people – all but four of them women – gathered at the Coon Rapids Senior Center March 30 to “rastle the woman question.”
Held in celebration of National Women’s History Month, the dessert and coffee event featured the eloquent episodin’ of one Samantha Smith Allen, a rustic philosopher of sound country stock from the 19th century.
Using her horse-sense American humor, Samantha challenges the status quo of social norms regarding women’s issues and plants herself squarely on the side of sensible women’s rights.
Minneapolis-based actress Jane Curry delivered the one-woman show about history’s treatment of women, rights denied by the church, women’s powerlessness before the law, social status, role assumptions and more.
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