Woman Suffrage

Woman Suffrage

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...could be even figured out on a financial basis, by calculating how much the effective working years of a working man's life are impaired by unhygienic conditions of all sorts. It is not a mere question of cookery. There are questions also of sanitation, personal cleanliness, and those elementary facts of physiology, not necessarily under scientific names, which should be taught to every mother; the question of the care of the general health, care of the body, proper habits of breathing, knowledge of the evil effects of alcohol, and of the nutritive values of food. All this is really superlatively important, and yet not in the least recondite. It might be asked how will votes for women improve these conditions? My answer is, the effect would be produced by them both directly and indirectly. Women, by virtue of their wider influence and wider knowledge, will take more and more active part on those boards and various offices of administration which lie within their province, and, being educated themselves, they will not only direct tilings, but will be centres for the diffusion of knowledge. In this way their indirect influence will be produced and their whole status raised. To those who say that "women's proper sphere is her home," this argument should have cogent force. This is the business of the homes of women, just as politics, on a large scale, should have no other meaning than that of being the business of the nation transacted by the citizens through their representatives. Buckle, one of those philosophers and wide-viewed sociologists who refresh us with draughts of wisdom whenever we turn to them, in his admirable little book, The Influence of Women, says: "On every side, in all social phenomena, in the education of children, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236597494
  • 9781236597496