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Extremely Unwoke Women’s Suffrage Views by a Chicago Italian-American Attorney
Chicago, IL, 1914. Book. Woman Suffrage: Its Causes and Possible Consequences. Chicago: Press of Barnard & Miller, 1914. 92 pp. "it is clear that woman suffrage should be discarded for the following reasons: First. It disrupts the home. Second. The woman is physically unfit for certain offices. Third. Politics is the most corrupt game of the age. Fourth. The right to vote does imply the right to become eligible to nomination or election to public offices. Fifth. The influence of the woman should be of a persuasive nature, and should be exercised at home. Sixth. Jealousy would destroy domestic happiness. Seventh. Women voters are unnecessary. Eighth. Women could never control men, on account of weaker physical conditions. Ninth. The needs of the family would be increased while incomes would decrease. Tenth. When the woman is with child, she is liable to suffer as a result of any emotion or abuse." (p74-76)Gigliotti, a naturalized Italian-American attorney in Chicago, declares limited women's suffrage as a failure in reforming politics and even opposes separate ownership of property by women, because husbands use their wives to hide their assets. Excerpts:"The agitation and the propaganda which have held this country spellbound during the past five or ten years, in relation to woman suffrage, which has an equal number of female supporters and opponents, and the fact that the problem is, probably, the most interesting of all problems, have influenced me to prepare this book, which is a modest but comprehensive study of all reasons and arguments advanced for and against suffrag … [Click Below for Full Description]
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