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Belva Ann Lockwood: Pioneer Sufragette (The Literary Digest (1917)



Attached herein is the obituary of a remarkable woman and early feminist: Belva Lockwood (1830 1917) was the first woman lawyer to argue a case before the United States Supreme Court. A graduate of Genesee College, she was the nominee from the Equal Rights Party of the Pacific to run for President during the 1884 U.S. election.

 

Modern Women for a Modern Age (Vanity Fair, 1921)

Contained within the confines of the attached PDF is an excerpt from the review of the New York production of the 1921 play, A Bill of Divorcement by Clemence Dane (born Winifred Ashton 1888-1965) - with much enthusiasm, the reviewer wrote:

"We know of no better expression of the creed of the new generation than that which Clemence Dane has drawn up...".

What followed was a very short soliloquy which beautifully summed up not only the philosophy of the modern woman, but the philosophy of much the Twentieth Century.

 

The Post-War Change in Women (Vanity Fair, 1921)

There were many social changes following the First World War which men had to struggle to understand; among them was the "Modern Woman". The Italian novelist and lexicographer Alfredo Panzini (1863-1939) attempted to do just that for the editors of Vanity Fair.

"She will be a stenographer, a school teacher, a movie actress. But She will not cook for you. She will not do your washing. She will not knit her own stockings."

 

What Hindu Women Think of American Suffrage (Review of Reviews, 1910)

Attached are the opinions of two well-born Hindu women of leisure who chortled openly at the pity poured forth by the Western suffragettes for the women of the East. The Easterners countered that American women are an eternally unhappy lot and likely to always be so.

 

Out Go the Men - In Come the Women (McCall's Magazine, 1918)

In 1918 the small town of Umatilla, Oregon held their elections. There was one ticket composed entirely of men and another entirely of women: every man lost. The Mayor of Umatilla was soundly defeated by his wife.
Attached herein is the story of that unique contest from a time when women were denied the vote.

 

One Woman's Disenchantment with Feminism (Review of Reviews, 1910)

The attached eleven paragraph magazine article clearly illustrated what the writer found so objectionable about the 1910 suffrage movement.

 


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