Old Timey Organization Warns That Ladyvoting Will Lead to Alcoholic Cravings, 'Petticoat Rule'

Back in the olden times, things were simpler. Serious things like voting and wearing monocles were left to the men, whereas women were kept in a state of perpetual kittenhood, tending to the little ones, keeping the house clean, and nodding in agreement with their husbands. Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt. That is, until the horrifying spectre of women's suffrage reared its head. If only we'd heeded the warnings of this anti-19th amendment pamphlet released by the National Organization OPPOSED to Women's Suffrage, perhaps we would have avoided all the problems.


Here are some important, compelling reasons to vote NO on women's suffrage.

BECAUSE 90% of the women either do not want it, or do not care.
BECAUSE it means competition of women with men instead of co-operation.
BECAUSE 80% of the women eligible to vote are married and can only double or annul their husband's votes.
BECAUSE it can be of no benefit commensurate with the additional expense involved.
BECAUSE in some States more voting women than voting men will place the Government under petticoat rule.
BECAUSE it is unwise to risk the good we already have for the evil which may occur.

Petticoat rule sounds fun, but on the other hand, that's a lot of repeated words in all capital letters.


Don't you worry your pretty little head about serious grown up things like voting and politics. Instead, let's keep the house clean and our minds untainted by knowledge of the political system, shall we?

And in the meantime, ladies, remember that "There is, however, no method known by which mud-stained reputation may be cleaned after bitter political campaigns."


[via] and [The Jewish Women's Archive]

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