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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 03, 1911, Image 16

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WHERE WOMAN IS MAN'S EQUAL AND JSCONOMlCAlitflEte.
All Working Side by Side in Field
and Factory and Profiting
Alike, Everyone Over 14 Ex
pected to "Pull His Pound."
A vine-.clad Amana colony
home, some school boys and a
glimpse of a community kitchen.
There's one spot in the United
States where women are economi
cally free and on art absolute1
equality with men in everytHing(
that pertains to life.
Yet the women do not vote
for this spot isn't in a suffrage
state. It existed years before any.
American woman ever voted, and
its women don't care a fig for suffrage.-
This Utopia of equality is
"True Inspiration," the Amana
colony in Iowa county, Iowa a
successful communistic settle
ment of 1,800 persons, established
60 years ago by Germans driven
from the Fatherland. They, own
2,800 acres of land, many houses
tjjereon and several factories.
The Amana men and women
share alike in work and reward,
The woman doesn't need to mar-
ry to get a .home. When she is 14
she goes to work in the field, in
the. factory or in the community
kitchens.
. If she marries .she has no do
mestic problems to lace. She still
works side by side with thejmen.
Each family has a separate apart
ment, though many families may
live under one roof. All'eat at
community dining rooms, which
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assign individuals and
families to" the " different -apartments
and dining
halls, assign them also to
their" particular work and
pass on their individual
needs.
A mother devotes the
first two years of, her
child's Jife exclusively to
the baby with no outside
Work, no measrtoget, aio
housework, duties. 'After
that the childris .cared for
m a public hurserv, pvby
old women no- longer able
-to work in field,oflactory.
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and .in Jarge measures supplants thfrt
home training. t At the age of 14 alrgins
have finished heir education, and are
afterwards considered, as women, , arid.
accomodate from 16 to 40 per-1 with the" latter share in the colony's
sons. The trustees of the colony J work. For ambitious hoys over W'thecQ j
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