Woman and War: From "Woman and Labor,"

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Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1911 - War - 59 pages
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Page 54 - It is a fine day, let us go out and kill something!" cries the typical male of certain races, instinctively; "There is a living thing, it will die if it is not cared for," says the average woman, almost equally instinctively.
Page 45 - On that day, when the woman takes her place beside the man in the governance and arrangement of external affairs of her race will also be that day that heralds the death of war as a means of arranging human differences.
Page 56 - The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the falling together; and a little child shall lead them.
Page 58 - War will pass when intellectual culture and activity have made possible to the female an equal share in the control and governance of modern national life; it will probably not pass away much sooner; its extinction will not be delayed much longer. It is especially in the domain of war that we, the bearers of men's bodies, who supply its most valuable munition, who, not amid the...
Page 49 - ... and clearly heard in the governance of states - it is because, on this one point, and on this point almost alone, the knowledge of woman, simply as woman, is superior to that of man; she knows the history of human flesh; she knows its cost; he does...
Page 44 - ... and fixed, blue, unclosed mouths, and great limbs tossed — this, that an acre of ground might be manured with human flesh, that next year's grass or poppies or karoo bushes may spring up greener and redder, where they have lain, or that the sand of a plain may have a glint of white bones!
Page 39 - From the judge's seat to the legislator's chair; from the statesman's closet to the merchant's office; from the chemist's laboratory to the astronomer's tower, there is no post or form of toil for which it is not our intention \Voman and Labour. 1I to attempt to fit ourselves; and there is no closed door we do not intend to force open; and there is no fruit in the garden of knowledge it is not our determination to eat.
Page 52 - To the male, the giving of life is a laugh; to the female, blood, anguish, and sometimes death. Here we touch one of the few yet important differences between man and woman as such.
Page 43 - So many mothers' sons ! So many bodies brought into the world to lie there ! So many months of weariness and pain while bones and muscles were shaped within ; so many hours of anguish and struggle that breath might be ; so many baby mouths drawing life at...
Page 42 - There is no battlefield on earth, nor ever has been, howsoever covered with slain, which it has not cost the women of the race more in actual bloodshed and anguish to supply, than it has cost the men who lie there. We gay the first cost on all human life.

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