Article - Woman's World: "A word on Woman Suffrage"
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An article from the column Woman's World written by Ethelwyn Wetherald under the pseudonym Bel Thistlethwaite. The article makes an argument for the equal rights of women as Wetherald states "From the discovery that she is a thinking, reasoning being, it is but a step to the knowledge of her rights and duties as a citizen and to her perception of the fact that those who are equally bound to submit to laws should have an equal voice in the construction of those laws. Why should not women instead of men be the sole makers of the laws which control both sexes? Is it because woman's place is in the home and family? It may be affirmed quite as emphatically that man's place is in the shop or on the farm. The duties we owe to the State are only second in importance to those we owe to our households. Every family has or should have the benefit of maternal as well as paternal wisdom. But how is it with our country? It is pretty thoroughly fathered; some of its fathers could easily be dispensed with - at least there are rumors to that effect. But it has never yet been mothered."