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SMAD. An Organ of Student Opinion. 1936. Volume 7. Number 9.

New Speakers' Debate. — "That Female Freedom is a Farcical Failure"

New Speakers' Debate.

"That Female Freedom is a Farcical Failure"

New speakers on Wednesday night were favoured by the largest audience at such a debate for some time. Mr. Lima moving, after burbling irrelevantly for some time informed us that in former times false prophets came in sheep's clothing. We had a momentary suspicion that perhaps he was speaking of himself-we found. however. he was speaking of women. Miss Dickens in opposing remarked that to solve women's problems to-day we need women in all spheres to deal with them.

We were amused at Mr. Wansborough's contradiction of himself. He told us that women took up careers to get her man but, as a later speaker remarked, he gave the lie direct to this by saying that men couldn't stand such women. Miss Butler reminded us of Montesqueen's statement that suffrage should b e refused only to those who hadn't wills of their own.

A stream of speakers from the floor produced the winner of the debate, Mr McGlynn, who sagely remarked that freedom for women was freedom to do as they themselves liked, not to do as men wanted them to do. After Miss Pridham's remark that no man would care to open a home for hopeless imbeciles-voice: "There's a university now!"—we listened seriously to Mr. Scotney's capable handling of the subject.

Definitely in favour of female freedom, he hoped he hadn't been biased, therefore, in the placing of the speakers-Mr. McGlynn, Miss Bullen, Mr. Perry, Miss Dickens and Mr. Gretton in that order.

"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so few engage in it."— Henry Ford.