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MOTHER WATCHES DAUGHTER SUSPICION
IS ALWAYS THERE
BY WINONA WILCOX
Man believes he is preferred vic
tim of the tyranny of woman! This
is because man thinks about woman,
feels about woman, judges woman
only in relation to himself.
For example, he pretends he ad
mires her beauty above all things,
but he never studies that imperson
ally as he would a great work of art
"If she be not fair to me, what care
I how fair she be."
The consequence is that mandoes
not know half as much about woman
as he thinks he does. If he would
sometimes regard them in their re
lations to each other he might dis
cover that tyranny is chiefly satisfac
tory to any one of the sex when it is
imposed on another of the same sex.
Mother, for instance, observing
(Son getting his hat and coat asks,
"Where are you going?" "Oh, just
for a little walk," answers Son in
differently, and off he goes. And
Mother proceeds calmly with her
But what happens when Mother
says to Daughter, "Where are you
going?" Does Daughter dare to an
swer casually "6s she continues her
walk to the front door, "Oh, just for
a little walk"? '
She does not Whether she is 15,
or 50 and Mother .35 or 70, Daughter
is going to stand still and listenxt'o
"Mary, I asked you where you are
going and I want a respectful an
swer. Are you going up-town or'
down-town? How long will you be
gone? What dia you put on tnat nat
didn't I ask Son to get them? vOh,
he was going for a little walk. I sup
pose he "wants some exercise before
dinner. It's much too lte for you to
be going out now. Dinner will be
ready in half an hour. Take off your
hat, Mary. I think it's perfectly dis
graceful for a daughter of mine to
be running all over town at this hour.
Mary, WHO are ydii going out to
Suspicion that is the "gist of one
good woman's tyranny over another.
. A girl may want to get jnto the
open for her health or to save her
soul; for she may have troubles and
discouragements to fight out alone;
Irritations which can be shaken off
only In violent exercise; secrets to
confide only to the sun or the stars
and the winds of heaven.
But she can never even take a
walk simply and naturally as a man
would do without explaining hr mo
tives to some other woman-Jf she
has no mother, then to her aunt, pr
the boarding house keeper, or the
matron of the home, or the next '
When two women abide under the
same roof, one is always determined
to be her sister'g keeper, and in the
name o duty, 'or protection, or lov
ing kindness, to supervise the other's
conduct and curtail "the other's liberty.
(The Tyranny of the Woman in
Business will be the subject of the
second, article invthis series.)
Washington. Pres. Wilson, doing
Christmas shopping, followed by
.for? Your black hat is plenty good
enough. I am sure it is going to rain, throngs which crowd everystore and
You had better go right back up- j shop he enters.
stairs, take off those white shoes and J Washington. Pres. Wilson gives
put on your tan ones, the old pair. $2,500 toward meeting deficit .in na
"If you don't know where you are tional committee's campaign fund.
going you may as well do an errand Missoula, Mont Mrs. Bessie Leigh
for me. Stop at the drug store and ! found guilty of manslaughter. Killed
get me some charcoal tablets. Why 1 Fred Hoffman here last October,