A Woman's Work for Women: Being the Aims, Efforts and Aspirations of "L.M.H." (Miss Louisa M. Hubbard) ...
The story of a British social reformer who fought through her writings for better working conditions for women, unionization of female workers, professionalization of midwifery, etc.
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A Woman's Work for Women; Being the Aims, Efforts and Aspirations of L. M. H ...
Edwin A. Pratt
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Page 51 - ... to obtain for the whole body of teachers the status of a learned profession; (3) to enable teachers, by union and co-operation, to make better provision for sickness and old age, and by the same means to do all such other lawful things as may conduce to their own welfare and the benefit of the public. The central office of the Teachers...
Page 88 - Notes" were written next to nothing has been done to remedy this defect. . . . The prospectus is most excellent. ... I wish you success from the bottom of my heart if, as I cannot doubt, your wisdom and energy work out a scheme by which to supply the deadly want of training among women practising midwifery in England. (It is a farce and a mockery to call them midwives or even midwifery nurses, and no certificate now given makes them so.) France, Germany, and even Russia, would consider it woman slaughter...
Page 51 - To form a body which shall be thoroughly representative of all grades of teachers, and shall be able to speak with knowledge and authority on all matters of education ; (2) to obtain for the whole body of teachers the status and authority of a learned profession ; (3) to enable teachers, by union and co-operation, to make a better provision for sickness and old age, and, by the same means, to do all such other lawful things as may conduce to their own welfare and the benefit of the public.
Page 109 - To focus and redistribute information likely to be of service to women workers.
Page 88 - Notes' was (after dealing with the sanitary question) to point out the utter absence of any means of training in any existing institutions in Great Britain. Since the 'Notes' were written next to nothing has been done to remedy this defect. . . . The prospectus is most excellent. ... I wish you success from the bottom of my heart if, as I cannot doubt, your wisdom and energy work out a scheme by which to supply the deadly want of training among women practicing midwifery in England.
Page 87 - Out of the 1,250,000 births which take place in Great Britain annually, it is calculated that only about 3 in 10 are at present attended by medical men. This was stated in 1869 by a Committee appointed by the Council of the Obstetrical Society to investigate the causes of infant mortality ; and another equally good authority reduces the number to i in 10.
Page 90 - To arrange courses for medical lectures, and to afford opportunities for discussion on subjects connected with the profession.
Page 91 - ... spheres of practice both in town and country, and also from trained and experienced midwives from various districts. Your Committee are of opinion that a large number of maternal and particularly infant deaths as well as a serious amount of suffering and permanent injury to women and children is caused from the inefficiency and want of skill of many of the women practising as midwives, without proper training and qualification.
Page 13 - Your account of the advantages which are proposed appears to me to be accurate ; and I agree with you in thinking that such facts merit the attention of the middle classes in deciding upon the choice of employment for their families. Should the effect of your notice be to attract a larger number of candidate teachers from the middle classes, I anticipate benefit to many of the young women themselves by an improved position in life, and to our schools by an increased estimation attaching to the office...
Page 13 - It has become a matter of general observation, that, from amongst that large and respectable portion of the middle class upon whose means the burden of providing adequate education for their children presses heavily, few, comparatively, cause their children to be trained as National Schoolmistresses. The Government plan for educating and providing Mistresses for Elementary Schools appears generally overlooked, more especially by the friends and guardians of young persons left orphans, either wholly...