The New Womanhood

The New Womanhood

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... their handsome fees to him to help them through rascality, and even if he refuse the fee, he has had a disheartening revelation of the darker side of human nature. The merchant has small choice of places or persons. The wharf and the railway must be reached, though the way lie through Sodom--as it commonly does. Any man who has a pretense of business can enter his counting-room. Some of the most successful men financially are the worst men morally. They often command whole lines of goods. Business must be done with them, or not done at all. The mechanic or laborer may have to work, month after month, almost touching elbows with men whose mouths are full of cursing, the poison of asps under their tongues, and goodness their especial scoff and scorn. Most pathetic are the stories and struggles of young men striving to live a religious life in such scenes, as they come often to a pastor's knowledge. It is under a system which exempts her, for the most part, from this, that the present high standard of womanly character has been attained. Now, the question is, does woman owe anything to this moral shelter? Is it worth anything to her? Is there any reason why the Nineteenth Century should not abolish it? Dash out the windows! Fling wide the doors of home! Let in all the blasts of the world, and send her wandering forth, to find any place where her foot may pause all the home she may ever know! This question may be settled by a very easy practical test. You want a child's nurse. Here is a young girl of good appearance, who calls at your door seeking a place. How fortunate! You are provided for on the spot! You answer with horror, "Do you suppose I would trust my children with a girl of whose antecedents I know nothing? I must know in what kind of...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123655941X
  • 9781236559418