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Woman Suffrage Party of the City of New York Women in the home

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08964 Author/Creator: Woman Suffrage Party of the City of New York Place Written: New York, New York Type: Broadsides Date: Circa 1915 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Argues that a woman's place may be in the home, but that she can perform these domestic duties much better if allowed the vote, since she will have greater control outside events that influence her housekeeping, such as public health and clean food. "ALONE she CANNOT make these things right. WHO or WHAT can?...the City Government...DO THE WOMEN ELECT THEM? NO, the men do. So it is the MEN and NOT THE WOMEN that are responsible" for the ills of their household. "MEN are responsible for the for the conditions under which the children live, but we hold WOMEN responsible for the results of those conditions. If we hold women responsible for the results, must we not, in simple justice, let them have something to say as to what these conditions shall be?"

People: Woman Suffrage Party of the City of New York

Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Keywords/Subjects: Progressive Era, Government and Civics, Suffrage, Women's History, Election, Health and Medical, Diet and nutrition, Children and Family

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform