"From all that I had read of history and government of human life and manners, I had drawn this conclusion, that the manners of women were the most infallible barometer to ascertain the degree of morality and virtue of a nation.
"The Jews, the Greeks, the Romans, the Swiss, the Dutch, all lost their public spirit and their republican forms of government when they lost the modesty and domestic virtues of their women."
~John Adams, 2nd President of the U.S.
Interesting, that the moral state of a nation's women should be such an accurate measure of the state of the nation itself. Why is that?