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Women's Wild Oats

Essays on the Re-fixing of Moral Standards

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Author: C. Gasquoine Hartley (Mrs. Walter M. Gallichan)
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,492 / 142 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 53.3
LoC Category: HN
Downloads: 560
Added to site: 2007.01.06
mnybks.net#: 15728
Origin: gutenberg.org
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oundries, and railway-stations as in itself a great step forward; as a goal long strived for that has been gained. What has been going on is a continuance of the process by which women are led more and more to escape from any specialization of function and are brought into competition with men in every kind of occupation. Now, let us be clear about it: this is a process which makes the excitement and experience and possible good of the individual woman outweigh in importance the safeguarding of the perpetual stream of man. A confusion of values has led women astray. Being a woman is a handicap. For the true carrying out of the duties of the wife and mother physical and mental quiet and sound nerves are needed. The industrial field has become the ideal place of action for the feminists, who persistently romanticize the independent commercial or industrial career, trampling heedlessly on the wisdom of the past, bent on living their own little lives and all that kind of egoistic futility; holding up as

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