Sunday Lectures Volume 5

Sunday Lectures Volume 5

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ... equal chance with your boy. Permit her muscles to knit with strength, her chest to expand, her blood to circulate freely, give her abundant exercise in the fresh air, make a ruddy complexion, a robust frame, fashionable, and there is not a vocation to-day which your girl will not as successfully cope with as your boy. This last statement of mine, however, is denied, and by some of our ablest writers. Woman, they say, may be ever so strong, and try ever so woman's mind hard, and have every opportunity, she has not an equal weaker tharf chance with man. Her brain is less in quantity and man's. inferior in quality, which, in their opinion, furnishes the best proof, that: nature never intended her to enter the trades or professions, or to compete with man for the morsel of bread in the public arena, that those who tried it either failed financially or physically, or became mentally unbalanced. A large array of facts is adduced in proof. The world's great geniuses in the sciences, arts and literatures count not one woman among them. To the departments in which she has had considerable of a sway, such as religion and painting and music, -she has not given one great light of her own sex. Every invention that makes her household-work easier, and her home brighter, has come to her from man. It is strange, that these eminent writers should have been unable to trace this mental shortcoming of woman to another cause than to an inferior brain. If woman has not given the world a great equal chance genius it is because she has had but little chance. Her with man. opportunity for higher education has but just begun. Vassar, one of the oldest women's colleges, is but a quarter of a century old; colleges for boys are a hundred times as old. And more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236880390
  • 9781236880390