Dracula Part 10: Women's Rights

For someone who doesn’t like the idea of the New Woman, Mina sure acts like one. But we heard that she didn’t like the idea of air hockey, either...she came around eventually. Click play to find out what roles Lucy and Mina play in Dracula, and to see which one will win in Dracula’s annual air hockey tournament.

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society seems to be the kind of the antithesis of

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women's rights in a lot of ways she's not presented

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as an intellectual as a force or anything she's dinner

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tasty our women's rights portrayed in dracula Yeah no that's

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a good question So as you're saying i mean i

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think the right for women to vote and britain is

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being progressively extended throughout this period I think that there's

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new divorce laws on the books in the victim in

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the victorian era also but yet lucy is very sort

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of urgently a very made inlay very sweet very version

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all so it's a complicated it's a complicated treatment of

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women It's not necessarily a pro women's rights message Mita

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harker makes makes a joke about she and lucy on

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the sea and the sea coast in england and they

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have a huge hearty meal and she makes a joke

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about how the new woman would would have scorned their

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appetite Presumably the new woman didn't eat very much so

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There's it's not necessarily a pro women's rights message but

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mina harker herself is a very efficient woman That is

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kind of That sort of does embody a lot of

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the virtues in stereotypes of the new woman But it's

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the new woman itself as sort of a stereotype is

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always kind of countered by the fact that like how

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well can i independent woman live in a world without

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a man right Yeah our women's rights portrayed in dracula 00:02:16.233 --> [endTime] Yeah