Saturday, March 17, 2012

Women's Rights Quote #17

Today...something from the Irish suffrage honor of St. Patrick's Day:

You know how deep is the conviction of the best women in Ulster ... this claim has reached all parts of the Province, all grades of society, all creeds and classes, that the possession of the franchise ... is an absolute
necessity ... it is impossible for women to do their duty, and to protect their interests and dignity, without the same weapon men find essential for the same purposes. -- Tod, ‘Women and the New Franchise Bill’, pp. 396-403., as quoted by Urquhart, Diane(2002) ''An articulate and definite cry for political freedom': the ulster suffrage movement', Women's History Review, 11: 2, 273 — 292

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