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' enlightened opinion be any better?
I think not!
The unwritten law is the weapon
and the excuse df the moral illiterate
the man or woman who has not
learned the a b c's ofright thinking
and right conduct It suspends the
laws of God and man in the interests
ofpersonal vengeance and it should
be particularly obnoxious to the intel
ligent woman because it ignores the
greatest privilege which civilization
has conferred upon her the right of
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The girl who was made a widow
a week after she married, her 'father,
William Cfeary, and the slain son-in-law,
Eugene Newman. ""
In the dark ages women were the
chattels of the strongest. No one
thought any more of whether a wife
wanted to change masters or a
daughter to be sold than if they had
been so many goats or sheep. Today
a woman belongs only? to herself!
There can be no redress, no ven
geance, for -what she has consented
to, once she has attained an age at
which mature consent is possible!
It Is not possible to believe that a
girl ot 21 is incapable of such
consent or that she could be led
astray by a boy of 18.
Men invoke "the unwritten law"
when thei wives or daughters have
consented to moral -wrong only
through the surviving instinct that
tyome'n belong to then! a're their
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