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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 01, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 13

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THE SEVEN SINS OF SOCIETY
SIN, SLOTH
(This is the second of seven arti-. fine-lady ways.
cies naming and analysing the rea
sons for "The Seven Deadly Sins of
Society," one article appearing in
this newspaper each day and each
shedding a great deal of light on
THE SECOND
"the things men and women live by."
t Editor.)
j BY WINONA WILCOX
The slothfulness of woman is not
merely a feminine sin. It is a sin of
society in general, since is is mainly
through MAN'S influence that wom
an becomes lazy.
. Man pets woman into most of her
He is absorbingly in
terested in all of the processes of de
veloping indolence in her. But he
suffers greatly when the product is
finished and he does not like it at all!
More homes are' wrecked by lazi
ness than by any other cause. Even
drunkenness, which is written often
est in divorce court records, is gen
erally tolerated by wives until it
makes husbands lazy and destroys
the pay envelope.
Intemperance, however, is lessen
ing years, while the trend of man
made progress is to increase the
slothfulness of women.
So much clothing is now made in
factories that girls never learn to
sew. They cannot darn their hus
band's socks. The laundries do it
for them. Canning, baking," wash
ing have been taken from the kitch
en. Woman even turns over the care
of her p.ails and hair to an itinerant
operator, or sits in Mme. MarcelTs
manicuring parlor once a week, at
the loss of half a day of her life a
thing she could never do if her life
were VERY useful.
Natalie, dining at a self -serve, dis
plays her solitaire and tells the oth
er girls about her future. "Me cook?
You girls think I'm marrying to
work? Jimmy and me wfll go to res
taurants or sometimes buy a meal
at a delicatessen counter."
And Jimmy, at another self-serve,
boasts of the approaching delights of
his own little home table!
Jimmy expects matrimony to keep
him hustling the rest of his life and
he likes the prospect. He does not
regard Natalie as a lazy girL Isn't
she earning $15 a week at stenog
raphy? She ought to make a fine
little wife.
And she would if she were not,
like so many other pretty girls, the
victim of a social sin, brought up to
look upon marriage as an escape
from drudgery

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