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counted upon to express two persons' “consent” in government.
An obsession exists among some men lest women begin at once to untie all the neat packages into which political parties have tied their inherited traditions. A few men are still shuddering lest women will want to revolutionize banking legislation, throw the tariff overboard and run amuck amongst stocks and bonds. In the first place, they never have done anything of the sort in any State where women vote, and in the second place, women are conservative spenders. A reproach against them has been their timidity in thinking in the gross. They have so long thought in littles.
NO SEX SEGREGATION IN POLITICS
Woman, the voter, disproves too, all along the line, the contention that there will ever be a distinct woman's party in the history of the United States. Human interests find few such vertical lines of cleavage between the sexes. It is inconceivable that the thousands of homes in the country could ever be split apart longitudinally. If the extraordinary injustices against women permitted by men in past generations have never yet bred up a group of women combined for attack, is it likely that, as those grievances are more and more removed and men's and women's interests become more and more identical, there will ever be a collective strife of women against men? Human needs are normally group needs, family needs, or needs of industrial units. Society may split apart in horizontal sections with whole groups of men and women on each side of the line. And when it does, women will be found valiant in supporting the measures they espouse. But because of the very structure of human society it will never happen that masses of women will have a desire to cohere in opposition to masses of men. Nature and personal affections would soon prove too strong for such political differentiations. It is together, as human beings, not as men and not as women that the voters of the United States are moving forward into the new democracy with its larger questions and its finer and surer an
EQUAL SUFFRAGE IN OTHER COUNTRIES
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