A Protest Agaiust the "Women's Rights" Movement.
I cannot see at all Why, on his pedestal, Man should permit Woman to sit, Released from rightful thrall. I totally fail to see Why a woman should be an M,D., Oiergyraan, doctor, B.irrisier, proctor, Or even an M.P. She should sit at home—Holy Writ Has quite established it— Cook, sew, dust, sweep, Hear babes—and weep: For woman is weak of wit. Men, after all, are boys ; We only change our toys, And, widely, society Sees impropriety, Not in the dted—but its noise. We merit little blame. Should woman do the same, Tis only ju&t She should bite the dust, And lose her name and famo. Most admirable plan'. Freedom was made for man ; " The weak to the wall (Vide St. Paul), And let them take that can." Should women quite be free, And judge both you and me, They'd prove us liars, Turn us into friars— Ppoil all our jollity! My wife I'll regulate— Drefcs, carriage, books, and gait. Pliant, impressible, Pretty, oresaable Must be the woman I mate. I'll gild her pleasant chains; But if it went in for "brains," My pretty toy Would begin to cloy, And I would tighten the reins. I'd keep the purse-strbgs tight, Go "on the spree " at night— At three, or four. She should be at the door, With smiles and a welcome brijht, I'd teach her to boliave My dutiful, beautiful slave. I'd be her god ; At my beck or nod She should be gay or grave. , I need variety, To make life sweet to me— Wine, cards, and races, New pleasures, new faces— Not babes and a cup of tea. I cannot see at all Why woman, quit of thrail— Our subject no moreShould cease to adore At the foot of our pedestal.
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A Protest Agaiust the "Women's Rights" Movement., Evening Star, Issue 8048, 26 October 1889, Supplement
A Protest Agaiust the "Women's Rights" Movement. Evening Star, Issue 8048, 26 October 1889, Supplement
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