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THE WOULD TO-DAY.

"Guabdian" Offioe, I ' j ■ February 23, 1914. ' It is a poor case indeed for which some reasonable plea of justification cannot be made, and eve nthe bitterest opponents of the suffrage for women must admit, if they are honest in their opposition, -that there are sound arguments for the Concession. They may of course admit this, while at' the same ■time holdhthe belief that women are batter without the vote. It is the belief, however, of most people that the women of Britain would have gained ■ the" ■'franchise years ago if they hadbeen content to adopt constitutional; methods. But it is the .tendency; tomilitancy, to outrages of an utterly unpardonable character, that has antagonised every thoughtful individual, and resulted in the confusion of the, principle with the execrable methods ,associated with it. This remarkable change in. woman's attitude is dealt with interestingly in a supplement, entitled "The Awakening of Women," to^the "New Statesman," edited .by Mrs .Sidney .Webb, who, in the opening article, shows ■■■the' .'.world significance of the iffoman movement. . . , ;., ,%w v

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THE WOULD TO-DAY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8801, 23 February 1914

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THE WOULD TO-DAY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8801, 23 February 1914

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