Pamphlets Printed and Distributed by the Women's Anti-Suffrage Association of the Third Judicial District of the State of New York

Pamphlets Printed and Distributed by the Women's Anti-Suffrage Association of the Third Judicial District of the State of New York

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... quite as much as if she signed suffragist petitions and spoke from suffragist ' platforms. The Silent Woman has been forced, in New York State at least, to take sides; to protest against being included in the venerable prelude of the majority of suffrage petitions; " We the women of," etc., etc. As long as the male citizen would speak for her, and vote for her right to reject the ballot, the Silent Woman had been more than satisfied not to appear in the arena where the suffragists delighted to be. But when the male citizen chivalrously bowed himself off the field, leaving the women to settle their differences of opinion between themselves, declaring that he was ready to give or withhold the ballot, as a majority should decide, what help was there for the Silent Woman but to gird herself for battle? to defend her right to be ballotless if so she chose to remain.. Noiselessly, with no flourish of bulletins or platform harangues, the Silent Woman has been in evidence already, on several notable occasions, the dexterity of her sudden checkmate a surprise to her adversary. What did the bulky petition that the suffragists lay before the New York Constitutional convention (an unending list of signatures gathered without discrimination) amount to when offset by the protest of the Silent Woman--every signature of weight--"quality counting more than quantity," a protest against having that word "male" struck out from the. Constitution, as the suffragist pray that it might be. Then, for the first time, the Silent Woman felt her power; and the suffragist recognized the fact that "tyrant man" was as nothing in comparison to the Silent Woman. And when the suffragist confronted the Silent Woman again at...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236877551
  • 9781236877550