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Sunday, 17 July 2011
Stop Press! A Rant against Women Suffragettes - 14th July 1910:
I like browsing through old newspapers at my local archive centre, as they feature such fascinating gems of information. I could not resist sharing this article found in the “Southern Reporter” of July 14th 1910. It can only be described as a rant against women suffragettes and was definitely the highlight of my day.
“No women who respects her privileges , her beauty, and her duty in this world supports women’s suffrage”. Womon demand the rights of citizenship but the responsibilities of citizenship are shirked by her, If a woman is to get political power she must relinquish her claims on social deference. Man is the stronger being and women the feebler……..[Suffragettes] are women who make the poorest of wives. That is to say they have no interest in the home… they could not or would not , out of sheer pride, darn your socks or fry you a kipper herring for your breakfast”.
I love that last bit about darning his socks and making his breakfast
If you share my liking for old newspapers, have a look at other stories in my "Stop Press" label series.