Rubies are not Scarlett

For those of you unfamiliar with Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind, I am not talking about the literal color scarlet but, rather, the main character Scarlett O'Hara, as well as the entire category of women she represents. Don't understand what I mean as to a "Scarlett O'Hara kind of woman"? I've taken the time to…

Honestly Modesty

 (See definition #2) Throughout literature, female modesty has been a defining characteristic of proper society- consider the women of Jane Austen’s time who dared not expose an ankle lest they ruin their reputation or, in contrast, the unfortunate Scarlett O’Hara and Anna Karenina who had no such reservations and suffered use and abuse by the…