Anti-Suffage Arguments [anti-suffrage handbill]

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Title

Anti-Suffage Arguments [anti-suffrage handbill]

Description

Handbill from the Virginia Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage articulating arguments against giving women the right to vote. The Association give several reasons why suffrage will not help working women. 

The VAOWS was a group of women opposed to suffrage who organized in Richmond in 1912. They were affiliated with the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage

Excerpts: 

"Votes cannot make work when there is no work.
Votes cannot increase wages when there is no natural increase in business. 

The best safeguards for the working women are found in those States where the laws have been made by men voters....

The badge of the Consumer's League has done more for the relief of the working women, than any vote could ever do.  

A woman's citizenship is as great and as real as that of any man. The Anti-Suffragists stand for the true view of woman's place in the State."

Creator

Virginia Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage

Source

M 9 Box 51, Adèle Goodman Clark papers, 1849-1978, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

Contributor

Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries

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NO COPYRIGHT - UNITED STATES

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Virginia Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage, “Anti-Suffage Arguments [anti-suffrage handbill],” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed July 19, 2019, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/438.