Talk:Catharine Beecher

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What about the "cult of domesticity"?[edit]

This article leaves out a very important - and maybe the dominant - part of Beecher's work: her role as a key figure in the "cult of domesticity." Yes, she advocated for women's education, but her most famous books are far more about women's role in the home. To leave out this part of her life is a gross misrepresentation of what Beecher stood for. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:33, 30 October 2007 (UTC)

Why is this page targeted for vandalism[edit]

I can't figure out what it is about this page that makes it such a frequent target for vandalism? I see nothing here that appears to be controversial. So, what's the attraction for all the juvenile idiocy?Aletheia (talk) 17:34, 27 February 2009 (UTC)

Clean-Up Request[edit]

This article should be filled-out in prose style instead of short lines accented by bullet points. Offchance (talk) 19:03, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

I am pretty sure...[edit]

...that Catharine Beecher was not the first person to have an "all female orgy." I think this should be deleted from the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:55, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

Women as Educators[edit]

The last sentence in the section 'Women as Educators' is an opinion not of Beecher, but of the author of this section. I do not agree that Beecher's work "pushed and transformed teaching" in women's work (I am unsure of what exactly that means), "rather than a profession that women could thrive in". I believe that Beecher pushed and transformed teaching into a profession that would allow women a place in society that included having an independent career. The work conditions were often horrendous, but this was a step in the empowerment of women considering the time period. Thoughts?