Wednesday, March 30, 2016

"Even Women Didn’t Want To Give Women the Vote"

Some people should NOT be allowed to vote. Myself, I'd settle for women not being allowed to vote (it's amusing to watch them froth at the mouth when I tell them women voted Hitler in office. All the men voted against him).

Some days ago I listened to a woman with an M.S. tell me about all the experience the Hildebeast has. It was clear she knew nothing about politics. She has no business getting anywhere near a voting booth.

When it comes to political science and economics, most women are way in over their heads.

If the Hildebeast ever becomes President, it will be women who did it. Fortunately the economy is so bad that many younger women are not voting for the Beast. Trump's supporters are all over the socio-economic map, not just "angry white men," which is something only the Talking Heads/Chattering Classes believe.

This article was written by Cynthia Crossen.


“It seems to me,” Jeannette Gilder wrote in 1894, “that it’s a bigger feather in a woman’s cap — a brighter jewel in her crown — to be the mother of George Washington than to be a member of Congress from the 32nd District.”

Ms. Gilder was arguing that women shouldn’t be allowed to vote. In her essay, “Why I Am Opposed to Women Suffrage,” Ms. Gilder insisted that women belonged in the home, where they could exert more political influence by nurturing sons, fathers and brothers than they could ever command with a single ballot.

“Politics is too public, too wearing and too unfitted to the nature of women,” Ms. Gilder concluded. “It is my opinion that letting women vote would loose the wheels of purgatory.

Until 1920, women — along with paupers, felons and so-called idiots — couldn’t vote in federal elections. At the time, it was believed that women simply couldn’t be trusted to take the long, objective view. “The female vote ... is always more impulsive and less subject to reason, and almost devoid of the sense of responsibility,” wrote Francis Parkman, a historian and antisuffragist.

Women, who were believed to be “too frail for rough usage,” were also beleaguered by their household responsibilities, to the point where many seemed to hover on the verge of constant breakdowns. “The instability of the female mind is beyond the comprehension of the majority of men,” declared Edith Melvin, a Concord, Mass., antisuffragist.

Not surprisingly, many men agreed that females should not vote. One of their biggest fears was that women would outlaw drinking, and various breweries supported antisuffrage political candidates. The men’s antisuffrage movement even went so far as to produce bogus statistics: “If women achieve the feministic idea and live as men do,” wrote a male doctor who opposed female suffrage, “they would incur the risk of 25% more insanity than they have now.” But tens of thousands of women also enlisted in the war against women voting, claiming that it was a slippery slope from the ballot box to depravation. If women got the vote, they would have to serve in the army and on juries. There would be fewer children but more divorce. Men would become less chivalrous and reverent of womanhood. Women would take up men’s occupations, and men would take up women’s occupations; the result, according to an antisuffrage booster, would be a “race of masculine women and effeminate men and the mating of these would result in the procreation of a race of degenerates.”

And if women did run for office, wouldn’t they invariably win? When all women can vote, wrote Goldwin Smith, “as the women slightly outnumber the men, and many men, sailors or men employed on railways or itinerants, could not go to the poll, the woman’s vote would preponderate, and government would be more female than male.”

Here the antisuffragists couldn’t have been more wrong. Of the 535 members of the 108th Congress, only 73, or less than 14%, are women. All but six of America’s 50 governors are men.

The Antis, as the antisuffragists were known, were mostly wealthy, native-born, Republican and Protestant, according to Jane Jerome Camhi, author of Women Against Women a history of American antisuffragism. “They leaped midstream into the battle,” Ms. Camhi writes, “adopting all the techniques they were so eager for womankind to avoid, including campaigning and even lobbying.” However, the Antis drew the line at voting against the vote; they urged a boycott of the polls.

But the suffragists, who had cut their teeth on two other sweeping social issues - abolition and temperance — were persistent and noisy. In 1869, Wyoming became the first state to give women the vote in statewide elections. By the end of 1913, 11 other states had done so. Women won the right to vote in school elections in more than 20 states, but in Chicago in 1894, only about a tenth of the eligible women registered.

“Why didn’t women register?” Lilian Bell, a suffrage leader, asked rhetorically. “Simply because woman is a contrary beast. If she is denied a thing, why that is the very thing she will have. But if you say, you might as well have this, then she will not accept it under any circumstances.”

The Antis didn’t necessarily think men were doing such a bang-up job running the country. “But if women simply go and cast their votes with the men, equal suffrage means no more than adding one quart of muddy water to another quart of muddy water,” wrote Priscilla Leonard in 1897. “You get two quarts, but it’s the same kind of water.”

The suffragists were almost derailed by World War I, when they were accused of being pacifists, and therefore disloyal. The first woman to serve in the U.S. Congress — Jeannette Rankin, elected from Montana in 1916 - was both a suffragist and an antiwar activist.

In 1917, Ms. Rankin voted against declaring war on Germany. “You can no more win a war,” she said, “than you can win an earthquake.” Ms. Rankin was defeated in 1918, but not before drafting and lobbying for a constitutional amendment giving women the right to vote.

11 comments:

Glen Filthie said...

I still remember the day I read it on your blog long ago, that you said 'women are socialists and fascists by nature...'. LOL - it hit me like a ton of bricks because my mother is a fascist bitch all the way through - except for the days when she's being a rabid socialist.

So I started watching her with clinical detachment, never getting angry, but never putting up with her bullshit either. I watched my militant lesbian SJW daughter the same way. And others.

After awhile I noticed a trend. Women roll in herds.

The name of the game for them though, is to see which way the herd is going, and then they compete with each other to be at the front of it and lead. When the herd loses its shit and stampedes - as it did in Germany and Russia - only the most ruthless leaders at the front can avoid being trampled from those behind. If the men join the stampede as they are with modern liberalism today - the momentum becomes unstoppable and incredible damage results.

This is why I think the world's major religions evolved to make women subservient to men.

As for Cankles Clinton - oh yeah, she has all kinds of experience. She can match the drapes to the Whitehouse china, organize and run the servants so as not to tempt her idiot philandering husband...and she's a carpet munching degenerate so she would be working with her own kind...HAR HAR HAR!

Anonymous said...

Bob said...

Trump's supporters are all over the socio-economic map, not just "angry white men


A talk radio host (funnily enough a black guy named Dotun Adebayo) for Radio Solent in the UK portrayed Trumps supporters as just that 'Angry Young White Men'. Basically accused them of being racist. It's a trope that's going to be pushed as far as possible by all of his opponents.

Bob Wallace said...

The worst racists I've met have been black. It's 20 to 1, black to white.

hooter tooter said...

What exactly do you mean when you say women voted Hitler into office? I found an article by Dick Geary that says this:

"Until 1930 women remained unlikely to vote for the Nazi Party. Moreover, in the presidential election of 1932 a clear majority of women preferred Hindenburg to Hitler. However, the early 1930s did see a narrowing of the gap between male and female voting patterns, especially in Protestant areas. Indeed, in some of these by July 1932 the NSDAP was winning a higher percentage of the female to male vote. In that month some 6.5 million women voted Nazi, many of them probably with few or no previous political ties. Where they came from the working class, they were likely to be non-unionised textile operatives or domestic workers."

The Damage Dealing Meat Shield said...

“If women achieve the feministic idea and live as men do,” wrote a male doctor who opposed female suffrage, “they would incur the risk of 25% more insanity than they have now.”

LOL

Kind of an interesting prediction considering 1 in 4 American women are now on anti-depressants.

Anonymous said...

Bob said...

it's amusing to watch them froth at the mouth when I tell them women voted Hitler in office. All the men voted against him


Here's a relevant quote on Hitler, women and marriage:


Traudl Junge argues that "Hitler didn't marry, he said himself, because he didn't want to lose his fascination for women. Obviously, an unmarried man is far more desirable than a boring husband... As a man, he didn't look attractive at all. It was more that he personified power - that was his fascination. And also his presence. He had a way of looking at you with those eyes, which could really set you alight. And somehow he was a mythical figure for women. He was a saviour, and he gave off an aura of power, and that impressed women. Like a Messiah, perhaps."


http://spartacus-educational.com/GERwomen.htm

Anonymous said...

Heck, I may as well post the rest of it, seeing as it's interesting to see how politicians gain power over women:


The American journalist, Louis P. Lochner, believes that Hitler was very good at communicating with women. "I have heard the Fuhrer address a group of German women, speaking so tenderly of his mother, expressing such fond concern for the problems of the housewife, tracing so eloquently what the German women had done and could do for the Nazi cause, that the listeners were in tears." (57)

Katharine Thomas, a British visitor to Nazi Germany, saw him speak at a public meeting: "His words had power. He was emotional. He was sentimental, he was never intellectual... The lonely bachelor, the non-smoker, the crusading teetotaller - the glorious fighter for Germany's honour who had gone to prison for his convictions. It was a richly emotional picture for the women to gaze on." (58)

Cate Haste, the author of Nazi Women (2001) has pointed out: "Hitler's cultivation of women inspired their adulation. He was inundated with love letters from adoring fans. Women sent him presents - embroidered handkerchiefs, slippers stitched with the swastika and the rising sun, and cakes baked specially for him. Besotted women poured out their longing for him." Traudl Junge who open his letters and said many women offered themselves to him. One woman wrote that she wanted his child: "Just the thought that you, of all people, should have no children gives me no peace." (59)


Anonymous said...

"He was inundated with love letters from adoring fans. Women sent him presents ..."

Women are ridiculous. Women are notoriously bad at choosing mates/husbands on their own without guidance from their families and men particular.

Which gender overwhelmingly writes love letters to prisoners, serial killers, etc., in prison? It's women, not men.

Women cannot function on their own in any way, psychologically, materially, intellectually and even spiritually.

Robert What? said...

August 26 2020 should be a national day of mourning.

Dusty Meckelford said...

"it hit me like a ton of bricks because my mother is a fascist bitch all the way through - except for the days when she's being a rabid socialist."

Exactly why Glenn has major psychological issues.

"Kind of an interesting prediction considering 1 in 4 American women are now on anti-depressants."

Based on analyzed prescription claims data from 2.5 million insured Americans from 2001 to 2011. So, it's not 1 in 4 of ALL American women. Try again.

"Women are ridiculous. Women are notoriously bad at choosing mates/husbands on their own without guidance from their families and men particular."

That's patently false. People choose mates.

"Women cannot function on their own in any way, psychologically, materially, intellectually and even spiritually."

Sounds like you have a personal problem. Seek professional help.

Anonymous said...

That comment about being George Washinton's mother was ironic. George Washington and his mother, Mary Ball Washington, didn't get along.