This is so clever, but go read the whole thing. “Woman Facts” at McSweeney’s by Sandra Newman.
Once women who lived unconventional lives were seized as witches and burned. Now people just say to them, “You look tired.”– – –
Large numbers of women can be caught by baiting a trap with a crying infant. Though only one woman may fall into the trap, hundreds of others will gather to criticize everything she does with the child.