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age writer does not feel called
upon to explain just what a
man's are, but he has very well
defined ideas that a woman's
duties cluster about the home
first, last and all the time.
It seems as though both men
and women might realize that na
ture recognizes no difference be
tween the sexes. The child is
born just a human being, endow
ed with more or less brain and
more or less physique, as the case
may be, but from the time the
baby is put into its mother's arms,
its sex determines its education
Convention says to the woman,
"act;" to the man, "be."
A girl must not do this and she
must do that, not because it is or
is not sensible, but because it is
considered the conventional wo
manly thing to do. She must be
taught to simulate the accepted
idea of modesty, while if a mother
rightly understood her life's work
she would know that real mod
esty cannot be taught; it is an in
stinct that comes from the in
stilling of high principals, and
these are as great a necessity for
a man as for a woman.
Women are not of any finer
clay than men. Look in any big
assemblage of women, and you
will find the same political trick
ery and deceit that you see in a
similar gathering of men.
There are good men and good
women and there are bad men
Human nature is just the same
in either feminine or masculine
form, and there are women that
are no more fitted to be mothers
and homemakers than are some
men to know the constraint of
wife and child.
Women need no more advice
and admonition on the business
of living than do men. They gen
erally find their level, and the
physical ability to bear children
does not assure the attainment of
One woman may make, a botch
of bringing up the large family
she brings into the. world, while
another woman, whoes barren
arms clasp only empty air, would
mother with love divine . the
whole suffering universe.
"Hello, old chap ! I hear you've
lost your job."
"I wouldn't put it like that
exactly, but the firm has been
foolish enough to sever its con
nection with me."
"I would like to. sell you a new
encyclopedia." "Not me! I am
too old to ride one."