Article - Woman's World "The Right Not to Vote"
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An article from the column Woman's World by Ethelwyn Wetherald under the pseudonym Bel Thistlethwaite. The article discusses a woman's right to vote, Wetherald writes "It is always easier to leave things are they are than to make changes in them. That is what slave-owners said before the American civil war; -and no doubt many of the slaves were more comfortable than they were after they had gained their freedom. Granting that most of the colored population were satisfied with their old social status, and that most women are contented with their present restricted liberties, that does not affect the righteousness of the emancipation movement. But it is said that women should not inerfere in man's sphere. Very well, then let man see to it that he does not interfere in woman's sphere. One of the most powerful unintentional arguments in behalf of woman suffrage that I ever red was contained in a poem called 'Divorced,' under which ran the lines, 'Custody of the child given to the father.' To the father! But the law will never be just to women until women have a share in the making of it."