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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 03, 1911, Image 17

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ojUkEX,Nb BESTRUCTIdNvIN-THE AMANA COLONT IN IOWA
en mills, calico mills and flour
mills, in all of which Women work
as hard as the nien and receive a
like return. , -
Woman receives nb favors be
cause of her sex; no .man would
urge a woman to work les hours
than he does; nor woiild he urge
her to. .seek- lighter labor. Every
woman is economically the equal
of every man Itfo husband has
the right to ask his wife to do this
or that, any more than he would
have the right to ask it of on6 of
his fellow workmen, bli the other
hand women expect no courtesies,
such as are common in other
places. Men do riot lift their hats
to the women they meet. Those
courtesies, say the Amaiia leaders
men and women are sex dis
tinctions, and hiilitate against so
cial progress. ,
The women seem contended
and happy, and free from the usu
al American "nerves'." They visit
while they work all day long and
seem thoroughly to ehoy them
selves. The colorilsts receive
their board and clgthes, which all
share alike. Iri addition each per
son is given: an allowance, accord
ing to individual necessities as de
cided by the trustees.
The people are held together by
religious faith. They are, individ
ualists as -far as the importance
placed upon character is con
cerned, and commiinits in deal
ing with each other,.
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To be successful as a wife,
Tia.afnlg
ht school. "
Everybody ovep H, and in good
iheilth, is expected to "null his pound."
Ilfethec it be in the garden, the 'fields
mnn tne lactones, uuring tne summer
(fcRejerardens arid "the fields demand most
option. -The colony's ,cfiidf source of
mfkfitjViiawjeVer,, comes from the wool-
woman must Jbe willing to con
tinue flirting ,with her husband.
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