Monday, October 22


In the early 1900s, the Manitoba Premier, strongly opposed to giving women the right to vote, commented that nice women did not want the vote. Suffragist Nellie McClung replied:

"By nice women, you probably mean selfish women who have no more thought for the underpaid, overworked woman than a pussycat in a sunny window has for the starving kitten on the street. Now in that sense I am not a nice woman, for I do care. I care about those factory women working in ill-smelling holes and we intend to do something about it and when I say "we", I'm talking for a great many women, of whom you will hear more as the days go on."

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