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."
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.
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.
The attached eleven paragraph magazine article clearly illustrated what the writer found so objectionable about the 1910 suffrage movement.
Five and a half months before the 19th Amendment was ratified, granting all female citizens over the age of 21 the right to vote, the editors of THE PATHFINDER MAGAZINE saw fit to pay tribute to Susan B. Anthony (1820 - 1906) - the woman who got the ball rolling so long ago:
"She drafted the pending amendment to the constitution in 1875."
For those Victorian phrenologists who made it their life's work to map out the brains of American Suffragettes, Susan B. Anthony proved to have been the least complicated:
"This is a brain in which there was no waste - no superfluous expenditure. This is a woman with a purpose from which she never swerves."