Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: OUTLANDER ISSUES ****SPOILER ALERT****

#2996
rachely
Participant

I was okay once Jamie said that a man who risked everyone’s life would have been hung or whipped. Now we have equality. Claire should not have any consequences for putting everyone’s lives at risk, because she is a woman. That, to me is just a different flavor of sexism, and it cheapens the equality issue.

AGREE. And, again in some later book (were they talking about Malva maybe?) he makes a very interesting (from a 21st century perspective) on the difference between “beating” your wife or child and “punishing” them. You didn’t strap people for the joy of doing it (the way Rabbie’s dad did) but because it was justice.