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women to makebetter headway in inducing the men to change our laws.
I refer now to the men in general,, for we have many who are just as stub
born in their determination to keep women in subjection as the rulers of
Great Britain appear to be.
But whatever any of us think, we owe it to ourselves to try to get at
truth and justice in this as well as in all other matters. If we recognize the
fact that women all over the world are trying to lift themselves to a higher
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Even some of our most earnest and zealous defenders of the marriage
relation, as we know it today, may begin to see that a fight by women for
easier divorce laws or against more rigid divorce laws may be a wholly pure
and moral fight a fight for pure womanhood. I think there is something
pure and holy about any fight for human liberty, although I do not pretend
to know what is right.about divorce laws, either statutory or ecclesiastical.
I am not disturbed about what people think on any subject, so long as
they do their own thinking, think their own thoughts. But I do want them
to think; and one of my purposes is to give them as much light as I know
how to give, in order that they may get nearer to the truth.
Truth is the most sensational thing in the world. It's so clouded over
with lies that when it comes through so we can see it it is sensational.
The Day Book is the most sensational paper I know of; not because of big
headlines, but because it prints the most truth. And I am trying to help
the people to know the truth when they see it
I think every person who reads this talk on the woman's uprising will
see more in the news than they did before. Then let them think what they
please. Personally my sympathy is with women in their fight for liberty
Some day I hope to help in a fight for the emancipation of children, too.
WOMEN QUIT PROBE JURY
"Mrs." Belle Squires has resigned
from Mrs. Minona S. Jones' jury of
women appointed to investigate
In a letter toMrs. Jones, "Mrs."
Squires gives as her reason that this
hardly seems to be the. time for
women to get mixed up in an ugly
political fight, or, what is worse, an
ugly newspaper fight.
"Mrs." Squires continues that the
whole subject of leniency shown per
petrators of crimes against women
and girls requires a most rigid in
vestigation? but that she does not
feel that such an investigation could
in any way be furthered by the pres
ent attack on Judge Cooper.
"Mrs." Squires is the second, wom
an to resign from the "jury." The
firgt was Pr, Edna Forsythe, who re
fused flatly to have anything to do
with the "jury" after she heard of
the methods used by Mrs. Jones in
It is rumored that Mrs. Esther
Falkenstein also intends to resign on
the ground that the "jury" cannot
help but fail of its published object
the ending of the leniency shown
perpetrators of crimes against wom
en in men-ruled courts.
Mrs. Antoinette Funk, whom Mrs.
Jones mentions as probable prosecut
ing attorney for the jury "positively
refuses to serve in any such silly af
fair." He She has everything sfie needs
to.make her happy.
She But it's the things she does
not need that a woman needs to
make her happy!
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