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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 30

Justice of the Claim

Justice of the Claim.

It is a question of justice; women are entitled to it exactly on the same grounds as men,—because they are human beings, page 3 members of the state, affected by good and bad laws equally as men. During the last few years women have made great intellectual and social advance, and they are as well able to choose law-makers as millions of men who now exercise the Franchise. They are engaged by hundreds of thousands as law clerks, lawyers, doctors, teachers, commercial clerks, lecturers, "pointsmen" on railways, warehouse-hands, book-binders, pen-makers, and assistants in the building trade; hence they know by experience the pinch of bad legislation, and should have a voice in choosing men to amend the law. Tens of thousands of them are doing an immense work in Temperance, benevolent, and religious effort, besides discharging their private duties at home; and their patriotic desires to benefit the world are a guarantee that they will wisely select good men to make our laws.