The Massachusetts Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women

Excerpt from Some of the Reasons Against Woman Suffrage, by Francis Parkman, possibly published around 1910, but written before then:

Woman suffrage must have one of two effects.  If, as many of its advocates complain, women are subserviant to men, and do nothing but what they desire, then woman suffrage will have no other result than to increase the power of the other sex; if, on the other hand, women vote as they see fit, without regarding their husbands, then unhappy marriages will be multiplied and divorces redoubled.  We cannot afford to add to the elements of domestic unhappiness.  (p. 3)

A small pamphlet issued, as it says in the title, by the Massachusetts Association Opposed to the Further Extension of Suffrage to Women.  Lovely.

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