The Concept Of Tea

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Beth Blackman is lucky, at least in other people's eyes. In 1878 the social construct is a bit messed up when it comes to women, but does that stop Beth from living life to the best? Yes. It does.

Drama / Romance
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It is in mankind’s most common of knowledge that one young lady plus one rich man is equal to a women’s life doomed to eternal slavery.

I for one, and I’m not sure about you, don’t find that very appealing whatsoever.

Now this might just be me, but as a young woman in a society of scholars I would much rather remain the innocent child I used to be, frolicking round in naivete and all that. But as being of age creeps upon us and your commanding father’s expectation for a grandchild grows inevitably, you can only hope that your older siblings will suck it up and get busy. And no, I’m not even kidding, I don’t remember anyone else having a college dean for a father and two idiots for brothers.

I mean honestly, these people don’t get it, sure I eat rich foods (and heaps of it) for tea and sure my father runs the biggest university in the country but not everything is fine and dandy when you aren’t allowed to leave your room after 8.30pm due to, and I quote “Rowdy scholars, bastards of which rampage the grounds after dark.”

I guess I don’t listen to that either way but still, a seventeen-year-old girl who during the day is entrapped in the etiquette room should be allowed to go for a midnight stroll, well according to father (and backed by the bastards I call my brothers) and yet again I quote, “It is too risky to let a young woman outside when the sun hasn’t risen.” Philosophical I know, that’s my family for you.

Talking about rowdy scholars have I mentioned that I live in a college, due to father being a dean, I of course have to live in the college, a rather small room in the western wing’s spire is the room I call mine. Its cosy, has got enough room to fit my bed (Oh glorious item) wardrobe, a small bathroom, desk and a sofa with an adorable light over it to cater to my reading addiction.

Now you may be thinking, who are you and why the hell am I reading this? Well first of all, hello I am Bethany Blackman, but if you call me Bethany I will whack you with a book. Please call me Beth, much more charming if my opinion counts. Oh, and about the second question, I have no goddamn Idea, I am a 17-year-old , book obsessed girl in the year 1878, according to the social construct I don’t know anything.

Not that those issues matter too much to anyone in this day and age, well not that anyone knows of. Instead of voicing the issues that are very obviously present in this patriarchy, the ladies sit and drink tea while swooning over their darling husbands and children who better be male or the small amount of respect their husbands has for them gets even lower.


We have a lot of problems.

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