What a great essay and story of injustice committed on women. We were so lucky to have Benjamin Franklin to infuse ability and sanity into the unlucky history of mankind. He fought the correct enemies: ignorance, tyranny, intolerance, and numberless jerks who exploit fellow man for a few extra dollars.
". . . therefore ought, in my humble Opinion, instead of a Whipping, to have a Statue erected to my Memory."
I love her! What an amazing man Ben Franklin was to have penned this portrait of a strong woman of her time.
May there be many Miss Polly Bakers among us now--with perhaps at least one, formerly embodied as the great polymath, Benjamin Franklin.