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100 years ago: Votes for Women? Local businessmen share their opinions

May 26, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 26, 1912:

  • "Half-Minute Interviews [from the special Women's Suffrage edition]: 'I have always been in favor of woman's suffrage. It belongs to them by a moral right.' -- Chancellor Frank Strong.... 'I believe that equal suffrage is a good thing. The average woman reads the political dope in the papers when her husband is more interested in other items.' -- C. E. Decker.... 'Women were last at the cross, and first at the tomb. They are last on the field of battle, and first in the ranks of peace." -- Jno. C. Evans.... 'I believe that woman's suffrage is near at hand and that, properly handled and avoiding that publicity which is unbecoming in woman, it will prove to be a good thing.' -- H. B. Bullene.... 'Kansas will soon have equal suffrage and all other states should follow. It is not right for one portion of mankind to be governed by another.' -- H. B. Ober.... 'Give them all the suffrage they want.' -- A. D. Weaver.... 'I don't object to woman's suffrage but I don't see yet what good it will do. I believe, however, that women should be represented when they are heads of households and taxpayers.' -- Harry Dick.... 'I was in favor of equal suffrage years ago.' -- P. H. Pierce.... 'I believe that woman's place is the home.' -- J. Gordon Gibb.... 'Why shouldn't women vote?' -- Sol. Marks."
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Ron Holzwarth 5 years, 11 months ago

"'I believe that woman's place is the home.' -- J. Gordon Gibb"

I read something like that a while back. But it was just a bit different:

"A woman's place is in the house, and in the senate." - a political slogan of the 1970s

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