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tney can do sojwithout-faeing caught.
We must not be keen on getting ar
rested. We must get off, if we can,
so we may go on doing more damage.
We must make itjike a siege. We
must make London absolutely intol
erable to the average citizen until the
"antis" have the face to cry, "Wo
men's place is in the home!" I am
thankful as an industrial worker that
the working women of the country
are prepared to fight every inch of the
way, if need be, to win for themselves,
the liberty which men have found so
necessary in order to win reform and
bring about better conditions for their
Can any working man. who rightly
insists, that his point of view shall be
heard -in the house of commons think
that we working women should be en
tirely unrepresented? Laws are being
made regulating the labor of women
in various ways; it is utterly wrong if
those laws are passed by men not re
sponsible in any way to the women
for whom they legislate.
The working men found many
years ago that they needed the vote
to protect their labor and later to
protect their union. The member who
is seat to parliament by the trades
unions has to obey the men who sent
him. But the women, who in some
tra'des far outnumber the men, have
no representative, though they work
the. same long hours in the same hot,
stifling factories, often doing the
same work for less pay!
It is not that we believe the inter
ests of men and women are antagon
istic. On the contrary, they are essen-'
tially bound together. That is why
our voices should be heard together.
For the love of justice, home and
the little ones, the suffraget working
women of England are standing
shoulder to shoulder in demanding
Those who will be free, themselves
must strike the blow. We have asked,
pleaded and prayed for over sixty
years, but in vain!
Now we must fight! "
average citizen will fill Palace Yard
to tell the government that women
will Jiave to have the vote at once.
There are five and. a half million
working women, in England who go
Out to earn their daily bread. Yet the
HERE'S LIFE STORY OF ANNIE
By Mary Boyle O'Reilly.
London, July 1. Annie Kenny, the
principle organizer and chiet lieutea-