The Advance made by Women.
In exact,'proportion to the., enjoyment and employment by women of the facilities for higher .education will be. the disappearance of the distinctions between their-thoughtout work and that of men. Women are demonstrably as capable of eminence in languages, astronomy, mathematics, and writing as men. There is no department of purely intellectual labor in which they cannot hold their own with their brothers. A large majority of t;hem,, however, do not,. some, b'ecfmsefth'ey.do not desire to do so, others they have not the encouragement, others still because they cannot got thY opportunity. Women who excel HaVe-. against them the hardly reserved opposition of the moiety, of their own sex to such endeavour.' The apprehension in both cases is 'unwomanliness,' as if 'knowledge, reason, strength, and thoroughness were to be rated masculine, and half knoMrledge, illogicalneas. - weakness, and superficiality We're lto \be rated v feminine. By this rule the women «of Turkey should be regarded as-the most .''womanly," in the".world, and those of England and America ;as the' least sol Christianity has coincided'with or caused' the doing of much for women,' but it has net yet wholly freed itself, regarding her, fi-prv,. « O in? of the misconceptions of the . • ■■■■■:■ ;.".::■■!:■ which it, seeks to dis T place. The lam, quarter of the nineteenth century has been remarkable for the, advance made by woman. As thorough education as" that of man is her possibility! 1 Her capacity to acquire and use it has been demonstrated. The .avenue's of. work opening to her have ,- .broadened, and" multiplied. She.is mucfy. .more of a, .person', and much less of a parrot than in periods past. He^ success in business has been •repeatedly attested: < Her skill in organisation and in executive directions has been forced on the .'realisation-'of'the world. There has been no loss to the finer qualities, if they can so be named: The best educated woman in Brooklyn is an unsurpassed housekeeper, a splendid wife, the exemplary mother of magnificent children. The best women cooks are not in the kitchens, but in the cooking schools where the art of preparation and the science of economy and hygiene' in food are taught with a thoroughness which makes servants twice as serviceable as otherwise wpuld be. The duties of the hpmeT >a|ef) btetj&er jperto^n©^ tbyp: women j whovknbwfa,great 'many-other things th'atn- 1 by those who know nothing beyond the routine of indoor work or supervision; Knowledge is power for women as well as men, and the more of it the better fori both.—" Brooklyn Eagle.''
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The Advance made by Women., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2450, 25 June 1890
The Advance made by Women. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2450, 25 June 1890
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