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Woman Suffrage Centennial Web Exhibit

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Anti-suffragists also used the mass media to attract supporters. A mainstay of the anti-suffrage faction claimed women were inherently morally superior to men. By engaging in the coarse arena of politics, women would be rendered “hard, harsh, unlovable, repulsive.” This card suggests that viewpoint by portraying a sad, young girl who favors equal rights only because she is not loved, and who is forced to shed her femininity to join the effort. (Oregon Historical Society)

 

Anti-suffragists also used the mass media to attract supporters. A mainstay of the anti-suffrage faction claimed women were inherently morally superior to men. By engaging in the coarse arena of politics, women would be rendered “hard, harsh, unlovable, repulsive.” This card suggests that viewpoint by portraying a sad, young girl who favors equal rights only because she is not loved, and who is forced to shed her femininity to join the effort. (Oregon Historical Society)

 

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