Women In English Life From Mediæval To Modern Times Volume 2

Paperback | February 12, 2012

byGeorgiana Hill

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. THE CLAIM FOR POLITICAL EQUALITY. Origin of the claim--Mary Wollstonecraft--The Anti-Slavery Convention--John Stuart Mill and the first Woman's Suffrage Petition--The Times on Woman's Suffrage--The question in Parliament--The Scotch workers--Women electors in olden times--Women voters of this century--Miss Lydia Becker's work--The Suffrage Societies--Irish workers--Incidents of the work in Scotland--Condorcet and Mr. Lecky on Woman's Suffrage. When several movements are working simultaneously with great activity, as at the present day, it will usually be found that there is one among the movements which serves as a lever to the others. It is often asserted that religion, education, and philanthropy have nothing to do with politics, and the workers in those departments of life would be loth to admit that they owe any portion of their success to the workers in the political arena. But the claim for political equality which, for the last thirty years, has been making itself felt, is really the basis of all efforts to improve the position of women, for it is a claim that women should be treated as responsible, independent beings, with duties to society and the State--duties which should carry the same recognition and privileges as in the case of men. A woman who asks to be allowed to compete for University examinations, or to study medicine, or to take her place in the Art Schools, or to enter the Civil Service, is making a request similar in nature, though not in form, to that of the woman householder who asks to be allowed a share in the choice of the candidate who is to represent her interests in Parliament. The demand in all cases is the same, viz. that other things being equal, sex shall not be a disqualification, whether the demand is one ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVIII. THE CLAIM FOR POLITICAL EQUALITY. Origin of the claim--Mary Wollstonecraft--The Anti-Slavery Convention--John St...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021741978X

ISBN - 13:9780217419789

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