Woman Suffrage: Hearings Before the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Sixty-second Congress, Second Session...February 14, [March 13] 1912
United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary, Mary Edwards Walker, Edward Thomas Taylor, Jane Addams
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1912 - Women - 104 pages
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Page 90 - They forget the names of the towns they came from, or they do not even know the days of the week or the months of the year. In the city of Xew York there are only 921,318 people out of 5.000,000 whose parents were native Americans.
Page 87 - Skill and judgment and the relation of one machine to another can not be learned in three or six months, and there is no apparent utility in training a woman to a knowledge of several processes when she hopes to end her factory or shop employment in six or eight years and has a consequent lack of ambition. Together these facts produce an unbusinesslike attitude, a conscious instability. For this reason women are undesirable apprentices. They can be employed profitably only at such occupations as...
Page 98 - The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights', with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feeling and propriety.
Page 100 - In 1912, for example, the officers of the Massachusetts Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women (MAOFESW) had as presi2.
Page 96 - I am not prejudiced in any way, but honestly do not see where the experiment has proved of benefit. ***It has produced no special reforms, and it has had no particular purifying effect upon politics. There is a growing tendency on the part of most of the better and more intelligent of the female voters of Colorado to cease exercising the ballot.*** If it were to be done over again, the people of Colorado would defeat woman suffrage by an overwhelming majority.
Page 58 - ... and other corporations in excess of such as is actually used and needed by them, be reclaimed by the Government and held for actual settlers only. "5. Believing in the doctrine of 'equal rights to all and special privileges to none...
Page 97 - Chautauqua, says on this subject, " When about 30 years of age I accepted for a time the doctrine of woman suffrage and publicly defended it. Years of wide and careful observation have convinced me that the demand for woman suffrage in America is without foundation in equity, and if successful must prove harmful to American society. " I find some worthy women defending it, but the majority of our best women, especially our most Intelligent, domestic, and godly mothers, neither ask for nor desire...
Page 47 - We have in Colorado the most advanced laws of any State in the Union for the care and protection of the home and the children, the very foundation of the Republic.
Page 95 - Our fathers and our brothers love us; our husbands are our choice, and one with us; our sons are what WE MAKE THEM. We are content that they represent Us in the corn-field, on the battle-field, and at the...
Page 64 - Women of his dominions vote in municipal elections. Women engaged in agriculture vote for members of the chamber of agriculture; also eligible. Women in all towns, villages, and third-class cities vote on bonding propositions. Full suffrage. Municipal su "rage in capital city, Belize.