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The Torch Bearer

A Look Forward and Back at the Woman's Journal, the Organ of the Woman's Movement

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Author: Agnes E. Ryan
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,459 / 47 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 64.7
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 348
Added to site: 2004.07.02 8465

t usually maintained a headquarters, have had few or no meetings, and have had few and short campaigns. Now, because the Journal has survived the times of no organizations, the times of few and weak organizations, it is thoughtlessly expected to go on as it has since 1870, paying its bills as best it might. In the meantime, its work has increased so that it is large enough to be unwieldy without being self-supporting. (Self-support cannot come until its paid circulation is about 50,000.)

We are, therefore, face to face with the fact that, while all suffragists are agreed as to the merits of the paper and the need it fills, very few have considered its problems, few have helped to carry its burdens, and no organization today makes itself responsible for any of the paper's expenses.

With the advancing movement's heavy demands on the paper, however, the time for a change has come. The paper's support in the future ought to be borne by the body of organized suffragists rather than by the devotion and sacrif



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