The Unrest of Women

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D. Appleton, 1913 - Feminism - 146 pages
 

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Page 137 - We have been proud of our industrial achievements, but we have not hitherto stopped thoughtfully enough to count the human cost, the cost of lives snuffed out, of energies overtaxed and broken, the fearful physical and spiritual cost to the men and women and children upon the dead weight and burden of it all has fallen pitilessly the years through.
Page 15 - They must indeed be deaf who do not hear the mutterings of the approaching storm. Poverty, high prices, unemployment, child slavery, widespread misery and haggard want in a land bursting with abundance; prostitution and insanity, suicide and crime, these in solemn numbers tell the tragic story of capitalism's saturnalia of blood and tears and shame as its end draws near.
Page 28 - Women scholars have another and still more cruel handicap. They may have spent half a lifetime in fitting .''102: * .". : SEVENTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY themselves for their chosen work and then may be asked to choose between it and marriage. No one can estimate the number of women who remain unmarried in revolt before such a horrible alternative.
Page 83 - We constantly think that there are circumstances in which a human being can be treated without affection, and there are no such circumstances.
Page 28 - How many men scholars," she asks, "would there be if we compelled them to make such an inhuman choice? As a result every civilized country contains a large and ever-increasing body of celibate women and men. The best women, and many of the best men, are unable to marry because of lack of means to found a family.
Page 15 - Capitalism is rushing blindly to its impending doom. All the signs portend the inevitable breakdown of the existing order. Deepseated discontent has seized upon the masses. They must indeed be deaf who do not hear the mutterings of the approaching storm.
Page 88 - Thank God, they are not numerous. The truth is, we are all caught in a great economic system which is heartless. The modern corporation is not engaged in business as an individual. When we deal with it, we deal with an impersonal element, an immaterial piece of society.
Page 30 - As an immediate consequence there will be free competition for all Statesupported university professorships. Nor will marriage any longer disqualify women from following their life work. Women will not deprive other women of a livelihood or of a dearly loved profession because they wish to marry. This has been done in the past only because men do not yet understand that women, like themselves, find their greatest happiness in congenial work.
Page 29 - ... women equal opportunity in every field of human effort, including teaching and research. Wherever women are already part of the electorate they receive equal pay for equal work, and are equally eligible with men for all State and municipal positions. Wherever women vote, which will soon be everywhere in the United States and in all European countries, women will be elected equally with men on all school and university boards. Education is women's peculiar public interest. As an inline* diate...
Page 116 - St. • - Newark. NJ Largest Manufacturers of High Grade Jewelry in the World have something approaching an equal voice in the administration of human affairs. They are to sit on juries, to administer public offices, to confer in the high councils of the nation. They are to bring directly to the problems of government and of civilization those qualities, in certain respects different from man's, which they have hitherto been permitted to employ only indirectly, in the private influence of the individual...

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