“The defect of our modern institutions,” wrote Napoleon, “is that they do not speak to the imagination.” To what extent do you find this observation valid for our own time? For example, do today’s romance novels, television soap operas, or other forms of popular entertainment still feature the stereotype of the femme fatale, the clinging female, or any other stereotypes? How might such stereotypes affect women’s perceptions of themselves and men’s perceptions of women? Are there any other stereotypes that you might identify in our modern institutions that have continued to persistently exist throughout history? How are these thought reflected in the “Declaration of Sentiments” of the Seneca Falls Convention or the writings of John Stuart Mill?